Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Scott County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 5, 1853 from Dakota County. The county was named in honor of General Winfield Scott (1786–1866), commander in chief, U.S. Army, 1841-61; commander of American forces, Mexican War, 1847. On his recommendation, the name of Ft. St. Anthony was changed to Ft. Snelling in 1825. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Scott County is bordered by Hennepin County (north), Dakota County (east), Rice County (southeast), Le Sueur County (southwest), Sibley County (west), Carver County (northwest).

Scott County Cities and Towns include Belle Plaine, Elko New Market, Jordan, New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee.

Scott County Townships include Belle Plaine, Blakeley, Cedar Lake, Credit River, Helena, Jackson, Louisville, New Market, Sand Creek, Spring Lake, St. Lawrence Townships.

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

Scott County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Scott County, Minnesota Courthouse
Scott County, MN Courthouse

The Scott County Courthouse is located in Shakopee, 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 Scott 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.

  • Scott County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1871, Marriage Records from 1856 and Land Records from 1853. 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.
  • Scott County Court Administrator has Probate Records from ? and Court Records from 1853. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Scott 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.

Scott County, Minnesota Census Records

Scott County, Minnesota Vital Records

Scott County, Minnesota Resources

Scott County, Minnesota External Links

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