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 Courthouse
807 11th Street N.
Moorhead, MN 56560

Records are also searchable online at www.landrecords.net 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.

Alphabetical List of Local Abstractors & Researchers:


Clay County Abstract Company
403 Center Avenue Suite Number 600
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-233-1358

Red River Title Services dba Cass County Abstract Company
35 4th Street N, Suite 101
Fargo, ND 58102
701-232-3341

TRN Abstract & TItle
300 NP Avenue
Fargo, ND 58102
701-239-0202

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.