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Rice County Recorder’s Office

Enchanced Online Access to Real Estate Records

LandShark is a web-based tool for research and retrieval of land record documents.  With LandShark, you can search for land record documents, and if the document is available on our system, you can actually view and print the document image from your own computer.

A LandShark User Profile sheet, and an Escrow Request/Authorization Form (see "Escrow" tab above) must be signed and returned, along with a signed Rice County Security & Acceptable Use Policy form.  (see "Agreement" tab-above)  Applicable fees need to be paid before the remote access service is granted.

If you need assistance, please contact our office at (507) 332-6114.

Michael Fangman

Rice County Recorder/Registrar of Titles

320 3rd St. NW

Faribault, MN  55021


Expanded Remote Access

In June of 2022, Rice County added the Tract search feature in Landshark. This allows remote access to historic index images. Researchers now have the ability to find recorded documents that predate our digital index. The project involved capturing over 15,000 images and creating index data linking the images to a particular section, township, range, or recorded plat. Search results may not be listed in chronological order, but the “Modified Date” often corresponds to the year the historic book was started. Rice County has several historic mortgage indexes (1850s-1920s). These are typically listed last in the search results. Some sections within the cities of Faribault, Lonsdale and Northfield initially returned hundreds of results. Our staff has condensed many of these images into multi-page pdfs that will appear in reverse chronological order with a “Modified date” equal to the date the files were combined. When using the Tract tab to search platted property, leave the lot and block fields blank and only search by plat name. If you encounter search results using that Tract tab that return more than 25 images, you may request these images be combined. Please email the following form to  Requests will be processed as time allows in the order they are received.



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