Research Policy

The Recorder's Office's priority is to record documents that are presented to our office.  The role of the Recorder's Office is to archive the document that is presented for recording and to make it available for public viewing.  We are not able to interpret documents that are recorded.  We are not able to provide any lien searches or assist in searching real estate records.

The records can be viewed in the Clay County Recorder's Office Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at:

Clay County Government Center
3510 12th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56560

Records are also searchable online at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you need research, please contact an abstractor, researcher or attorney.  Our office cannot give legal advice.

If you have a document number and need a copy mailed, or emailed, the Clay County Recorder's Office will be happy to help you when payment is arranged.