Dodge County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Dodge County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on February 20, 1855 (Organized in 55) from Rice County & Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Henry Dodge (1782–1867) and his son Augustus. Henry Dodge, was territorial governor, delegate in Congress and U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1836-57. Augustus Dodge was delegate to Congress for Iowa Territory, 1840-47 and U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848-55.. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Dodge County is bordered by Rice County (northwest), Goodhue County (northeast), Olmsted County (east), Mower County (south), Steele County (west).

Dodge County Cities and Towns include Blooming Prairie, Claremont, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Kasson, Mantorville, West Concord.

Dodge County Townships include Ashland, Canisteo, Claremont, Concord, Ellington, Hayfield, Mantorville, Milton, Ripley, Vernon, Wasioja, Westfield Townships.

A Map of Dodge County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Dodge County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Dodge County, Minnesota Courthouse
Dodge County, MN Courthouse

The Dodge County Courthouse is located in Mantorville, Minnesota. Learn More About State of Minnesota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dodge county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Dodge County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1858 and Land Records from 1856. The County Recorder is responsible for all the real estate records for properties located in the County. Permanent records of deeds, mortgages and other various real estate records are recorded/filed in this office. As Local Registrar, the office protects and issues certified copies of Birth and Death records, Marriage Certificates & Military Discharge Records.
  • Dodge County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1857 and Court Records from 1859. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Dodge County Treasurers Office is responsible for keeping a complete accounting of all monies collected and expended by all the county departments. This includes the investing of available funds and accurately distributing the interest received. The department is also responsible for the collection of taxes and distribution to the various taxing entities within the County.

Dodge County, Minnesota Census Records

Dodge County, Minnesota Vital Records

Dodge County, Minnesota Resources

Dodge County, Minnesota External Links

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