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Recording Checklist for Submitters

Please check the following before sending in for recording (effective July 1, 2006):


  •  Document dated
  •  Document signed
  •  Acknowledgment needs:
    1. Date
    2. Legible Notary Seal, Notary Signature, Notary Commission Expire Date
    3. Names and marital status (Single or Husband and wife) of signatures being acknowledged
    4. If Corporate acknowledgment (business name, who signs & their titles)
  • Legal Description (Check to see if complete)
  •  Exhibits are attached
  •  “Drafted by:” Include name & address
  •  Filing fees (See website)
  •  White-out is unacceptable on any legal documents


  •  State Deed Tax included (Purchase price times .0033 = Deed Tax)
  •  Completed Electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value
  •  “Send Tax Statements to:” Include name & address
  •  Delinquent taxes must be paid.
  •  If it is split in a tax parcel - all current year taxes must be paid
  •  If applicable, statement regarding “Total consideration for this transfer is $500 or   less (Deed tax of $1.65)
  •  Completed Well Certificate and $50.00 fee OR well statement


  • Correction Documents (Need to have new signatures and new acknowledgement along with a Correction Statement.)
  • Mortgage Registration Tax included 
  • Warranty Deed completing a Contract for Deed must have a well statement signed by the buyers OR a Well Certificate with the $50.00 fee.
*****By Minnesota Statute when document is presented for recording you must indicate(preferably on your cover letter) whether document is to be recorded in “Abstract” or “Torrens”*****
Recommended and prepared by:  Minnesota County Recorder's Association
Revised:  07-01-2006
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