Real estate documents can be delivered to our office in person, by mail, or electronically.  Please see the link on the left for our fee schedule.  Since recording fees for documents that involve registered (or Torrens) property vary, please contact our office for the correct fees.  Documents are filed the day they are received, and the recorded documents are returned to the submitters the next day.

We started erecording in July of 2012.  All documents that are recorded electronically must be submitted through one of our Trusted Submitters.  Documents that are erecorded are returned to the Trusted Submitters immediately upon recording, so the turnaround time is the driving force of erecording.

The State of Minnesota requires that a Certificate of Real Estate Value be submitted when more than $1,000 of consideration is paid for property.  All Certificates of Real Estate Value must be submitted electronically at  You'll start the eCRV by clicking on "Submit," then "eCRV Submit."  When you submit the eCRV to the State, it will be given a six-digit number. Please print that number on the first page of your deed since several county offices will be referring to it.  If you have any questions about the eCRV, please feel free to contact our office.

There are two ways you can search our real estate records from the comfort of your office.  A monthly subscription is available, with five different service levels.  These range from 0-250 minutes to an unlimited number of minutes of on-line computer time.  The search engine is Laredo; if you are interested in a monthly contract, please feel free to contact us or download the Laredo On-Line Access Agreement for more information.  The second search engine is called Tapestry.  This is a pay-per-search service that does not require a subscription; everyone can use Tapestry.  The cost is $6.95 per search, and you will select "Big Stone County, MN" at

Please feel free to contact our office at 320.839.6390 with any questions concerning your real estate recordings.