Isanti County uses the document standards for property records outlined in Minnesota Statute 507.093.
To ensure your documents meet these standards, check the following before sending documents to be recorded.
- The document is dated.
- The document is signed.
- Acknowledgment needs are met. This includes:
- Legible notary seal
- Notary signature
- Notary commission expiration date
- Names and marital status (single, married, or husband and wife, if not in heading) of signatures being acknowledged.
- Business name, who signs and their titles (if corporate acknowledgment)
- Complete legal description is given.
- Exhibits are attached.
- Drafting statement is included with name and address.
- Filing fees are paid.
Whiteout is unacceptable on any legal document.
- The state deed tax is paid. (Purchase price multiplied by .0033 equals the deed tax)
- Certificate of Real Estate Value is completed.
- A name and address is included for tax statement purposes.
- Delinquent taxes are paid in full (if any).
- Current taxes are paid (if split in tax parcel).
- For values of $3,000 or less, please enclose $1.65 for deed tax and write, “Total consideration for this transfer is $3,000 or less” on the deed. A Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV) is not required. For values of more than $3,000, complete and submit an eCRV (Minnesota Statute 272.115).
- If required by Minnesota Statute 1031.235, complete a Well Certificate Disclosure form and include $50 fee.
- Correction documents need new signatures and new acknowledgement along with a correction statement.
- Mortgage registration tax is included (mortgage amount multiplied by .0023 equals mortgage registration tax).
- Warranty Deed completing a Contract for Deed must have a well statement signed by the buyers or a Well Certificate with the $50 fee.
Unrecorded returned documents
Documents can be returned without recording if:
- There are delinquent real estate taxes due.
- The drafting statement is missing.
- The deed tax is incorrect.
- The mortgage registration tax is incorrect.
- The legal description is incorrect or questionable when compared to records.
- The Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV) or CRV is missing or not complete.
- The name and address of where to mail future tax statements is missing.
- Notary acknowledgment is not complete.
- The recording fee is incorrect.
- Well information is missing from a transferring document.