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Document Recording Information

Please check the following before sending in for recording:

  • Document dated
  • Document signed
  • Properly notarized
  • Complete, full legal description (not tax statement legal description)
  • Exhibits are attached
  • Name & address of who drafted the document
  • Correct filing fees submitted (see Recorder’s Fee Schedule)

If Torrens property, please indicate when submitting for recording per the following statute:

508.76 Subd. 2. Documents misfiled. The registrar may reasonably rely on the affirmative representation of the party presenting instruments for filing as to whether the land described in the instruments or any part of it is registered or unregistered. A party who requests that misfiled instruments be refiled with the registrar is responsible for paying any additional fees required to properly file any instrument misfiled because of an incorrect representation and, if applicable, to enter a new certificate of title.


  • State Deed Tax included (.0033 x sales price = SDT) OR statement on the deed that the total consideration is less than $3,000 with minimum tax of $1.65 included
  • Completed eCRV for consideration over $3,000 and eCRV number noted on the document
  • Name & address of where tax statements should be sent
  • Check if delinquent taxes have been paid
  • If split in tax parcel - all current taxes must be paid
  • Well status indicated on the deed with Well Certificate and $50.00 fee included, if required.


  • Re-recorded original documents must have cover page attached stating the reason for re-recording with a space for new signatures and notary.