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Dakota County Minnesota Public Records

Dakota County is located in the state of Minnesota; it was formed in October 27, 1849 and named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area. The name is recorded as “Dahkotah” in the United States Census records until 1851. Eagan is the largest city in the county while Hastings is the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 398,552 people and a total area of 587 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 25 square miles (65 km2) (4.2%) is water and 562 square miles (1,460 km2) is land. This makes the Dakota the third-most populous county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county has a number of cities which include:  Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings (partly in Washington County), Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trie, Northfield (mostly in Rice County), Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul. The county has two ghost towns:  Lewiston and Nininger.

Dakota County borders the following counties: Ramsey County to the north, Washington County to the northeast, Pierce County, Wisconsin to the east, Goodhue County to the southeast, Rice County to the southwest, Scott County to the west and Hennepin County to the northwest. Major highways in the county include:  Interstate 35, Interstate 35E, Interstate 35W, Interstate 494, U.S. Highway 52, U.S. Highway 61, Minnesota State Highway 3, Minnesota State Highway 13, Minnesota State Highway 16, Minnesota State Highway 20, Minnesota State Highway 50, Minnesota State Highway 55, Minnesota State Highway 56, Minnesota State Highway 77, Minnesota State Highway 110, Minnesota State Highway 149, Minnesota State Highway 156, Minnesota State Highway 316 and County Road 42. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area are the only National protected areas in the county.

To access public records in the county, visit Records Search, while on the website click on the relevant link to view the records that are available. In case you do not find the records that you are looking for, you will be required to fill out the Records Request form and deliver it to the auditor’s department located at  Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033-2372​. Alternatively, you can also call the auditor’s office through 651-438-4200 for any enquiries regarding how to obtain public records in the county.

Below is the physical address of the auditor’s office:

1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033-2372​

Phone number: 651-438-4200

Opening hours:

Mon –Fri

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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