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Common Interest Community (CIC)


Manuals

MSPS

Document Tracking And Notices

Common Interest Community (CIC)

  • Its purpose is to create units and common elements, according to the Minnesota Common Interest Community Act, MS 515B and as amended, see notices below.

Common Interest Community Process

  • We recommend the responsible party obtain the city’s preliminary approval of the proposed common interest community development prior to sending us draft copies of the proposed CIC declaration and plat. The proposed documents must be in a state of final completion.
  • Submit one set of the proposed CIC documents (CIC declaration together with CIC plat, when required) for our review:
    • If the new CIC is a condominium, part of the declaration is a CIC plat per MS 515B.2-1101.
    • If the new CIC is a planned community that creates more than two units, and does not refer to a recorded subdivision plat or registered land survey for unit identifiers, a CIC plat is part of the declaration per MS 515B.2-1101 and MS 515B.1-102 (e) as amended.
    • If the new CIC is a cooperative that creates units whose owners' interests are characterized as real property, not personal property, a CIC plat is part of the declaration per MS 515B.2-1101.
    • Amended or Supplemental CIC plats for a CIC created prior to August 1, 2010, are subject to MS 515B.2-110.
  • Fees shall be paid to the County Surveyor’s Office when the proposed CIC declaration, and plat, are presented to the County Surveyor’s Office for review.
  • Photocopies of the relevant certificate(s) of title, title commitments, recorded easement documents, proposed thoroughfare vacation resolutions and Examiner of Titles' directives must be submitted in addition to the proposed CIC documents.
  • Allow 30 days to complete our initial review of the proposed CIC documents.  When we are finished with our review, we will send comments to the surveyor who prepared the proposed CIC plat. If a CIC plat is not required, comments on the declaration will be sent to the author of the declaration. After the CIC declaration and plat have been revised, copies should be sent to us for review.  When no further revisions are necessary, we will notify the surveyor that the CIC plat is ready to be photographically reproduced as film transparencies, and that the declaration is ready for execution.
  • After the transparencies have been signed by the preparing surveyor, by an engineer or architect and by Ramsey County Property Records and Revenue, submit them to us for the Ramsey County Surveyor’s approval and signature.
  • We will deliver the approved CIC declaration and plat, and other pertinent documents to the Ramsey County Recorder or Examiner of Titles for filing.

Procedures for filing Common Interest Community in Ramsey County

  • Materials required for filing a CIC declaration and plat:
    • 1 photographically reproduced film transparency;
    • 1 paper print of plat;
    • 1 original executed CIC declaration;
    • 1 copy of CIC declaration (optional);
    • 1 original executed deed conveying planned community common elements to the association MS 515B.2-101(a)(3).
  • The licensed land surveyor who prepared the entire CIC Plat must sign the film transparency MS 515B.2-110(b), as amended, and MS 515B.2-1101(b).  A Notary Public must acknowledge this signature MS 358.47(a).
  • The licensed Architect who prepared a portion of the CIC Plat must sign the film transparency MS 515B.2-110(b), as amended, and MS 515B.2-1101(b).  A Notary Public must acknowledge this signature MS 358.47(a).
  • A licensed engineer or architect must certify to the substantial completion of the building structure(s) and mechanical systems serving more than one unit MS 515B.2-101(c) as amended.  A Notary Public must acknowledge this signature MS 358.47(a)
  • All payable and delinquent taxes must be paid prior to filing the CIC plat and declaration per MS 515B.1-116(e) and MS 272.12.  Ramsey County Property Records and Revenue must sign the tax statement on the CIC plat.  The taxes are paid to Ramsey County Property Records and Revenue
  • All CIC review Fees must be paid prior to County Surveyor’s signing of the CIC plat MS 389.09 subd. 2.  When a CIC plat is not part of the CIC declaration, a memorandum of approval will be prepared by the County Surveyor after the declaration is approved and review fees have been paid.  This memorandum is required by the County Recorder and/or Registrar of Titles.
  • All filing fees must be paid at the time the CIC declaration and plat are presented to the County Recorder and/or Registrar of Titles for filing MS 515B.1-116(e).

Notices

  • 2010 Legislation HF3393 and SF2985, which modifies MS 515B, is going into effect 
    • Art. 1, 2, 3, Sec. 1-10, 12-16, Art. 4 goes into effect August 1, 2010
    • Art. 3, Sec. 11 goes into effect January 1, 2012 
    2006 Legislation amended 515B goes into effect August 1, 2006
  • 2005 Legislation 515B goes into effect August 1, 2005 
  • City Resolution -- See City of Saint Paul for information about possible moratoriums
  • Check with Recorders Office for details about who should sign for MN LLCs