Real Estate

  • Real estate documents can be delivered to our office in person, by mail, or electronically.
  • All documents that are recorded electronically must be submitted through one of our trusted submitters.
  • The State of Minnesota requires that an Electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value (eCRV) be submitted when more than $3,000 of consideration is paid for the property. These must be submitted electronically. Please visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue's eCRV site for additional information.
There are two ways you can search our real estate records from home:

  • Laredo; if you are interested in a monthly contract please contact us or download the Laredo On-Line Access Agreement for more information.
  • Tapestry; if you are interested in a pay-per-search model.
Before a document can be recorded, it must meet certain statutory requirements. See Recording Checklist for an overview of the statutory requirements needed to make a document recordable. If these requirements are not met, the document will be returned to the sender for correction. For further guidance on these requirements, legal advice, or assistance in completing legal forms, please consult with your legal advisor. Per Minnesota Statute, this office may only review documents to ensure all required elements are present and cannot assist in the preparation of these documents. Once you record a document, it is permanent and cannot be removed or altered. 

All real estate documents, either paper or electronically-filed, will be processed until 3:00 p.m. on the day they are received. Any documents submitted after that time will be processed the following business day.