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The Ramsey County Recorder's Office maintains official real estate documents and provides retrieval and reproduction of these records for the public and businesses. Some of the official documents in our office are:
- Deeds and Contracts
- Plats and surveys
- State and Federal Tax Liens
- Military Records
Recording and registering documents that cover both registered and unregistered land. Documents that cover both registered (Torrens) and unregistered (Abstract) land must be submitted for Abstract recording and Torrens registration in one of two ways: (1) Submit two sets of original documents and separate recording fees, one set to the County Recorder for Abstract recording and the second set to the Registrar of Titles for Torrens registration; OR (2) Submit one set of original documents and recording fees for either Abstract recording or Torrens registration, first; then when the recorded documents are returned to you, submit those recorded documents (including the cover page with the recording data showing the recorded document number and any Mortgage Registry Taxes or State Deed Taxes paid) to the second area for recording along with required fees. This change is being made at the request of our customers.
Paper CRVs will not be accepted beginning October 1, 2014. The Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that their electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value (eCRV) will completely replace paper copies of CRVs beginning October 1, 2014. Additional information about the eCRV can be found on the Department of Revenue web site. Ramsey County currently accepts eCRVs.
Ramsey County Begins Electronic Recording on April 24, 2014. Electronic recording (eRecording) enables title companies, lenders, law firms and others to electronically record documents with the Ramsey County Recorder and Registrar of Titles through the Internet without leaving the office. eRecording is rapidly becoming the preferred method to submit documents for recording. Ramsey County is eRecording all Abstract and Torrens document types.
How does a company get started with Electronic Recording? Contact one of the state-recognized vendors listed below. The first four vendors listed currently do business with Ramsey County Recorder/Registrar of Titles and the last vendor is currently testing with us for future submissions: ePN - http://www.erecordingpartners.net/ Simplifile - http://www.simplifile.com/ CSC/Ingeo - http://www.erecording.com/ Indecomm Global Services http://www.indecommglobal.com/ Nationwide Title Clearing http://www.nwtc.com
Ramsey County Introduces its New Recording System March 17, 2014. The Office of the County Recorder and Registrar of Titles has a new software application, RecordEASE. Indexed data and document images are now available through our new website. For a low monthly subscription, users can access RecordEASE without having to visit our physical location. Torrens users will be able to access Certificates of Title with hyperlinked memorials, so that a recorded document can be viewed directly from the Certificate with the click of a mouse. All indexed data for Abstract and Torrens documents that were previously available from our databases can be retrieved in RecordEASE.
RecordEASE Subscriptions: To subscribe to RecordEASE, a signed agreement must be returned to the Recorder's Office before an individual or entity can obtain access. Along with the completed agreement, subscribers must return an Escrow Account Setup form if you do not have an existing escrow account. Upon receiving the required forms, we will process your request and contact you with your user IDs and passwords. We look forward to working with you as we implement our new and improved property records system.
Beware of Real Estate Deed Solicitation Scams. Several companies have sent mailings to Ramsey County homeowners that look like a bill or notice from a government agency. Some letters attempt to get homeowners to pay up to $90 for a copy of their real estate deed. The Ramsey County Recorder's Office can provide you with a copy of your deed for just a few dollars: $1.00 per page for a plain photocopy, or $10 for a certified copy. The Minnesota Attorney General's Office has prepared a memo, "Beware of Real Estate Deed Solicitation Scams" which can be viewed at their website: www.ag.state.mn.us
Changes in State Deed Tax (SDT) and Mortgage Registry Tax (MRT) take effect in Ramsey County on July 1, 2013. Ramsey County's statutory authority to collect an additional .0001 of MRT and SDT to be deposited in the county's environmental response fund has been reinstated. Pursuant to statute, Ramsey County will impose the additional tax for mortgages and deeds acknowledged on or after July 1, 2013. The new rate for mortgage registry tax will change from .0023 of the debt to .0024. The new rate for state deed tax when the consideration exceeds $500 will change from .0033 of the net consideration to .0034. When there is no consideration or when the consideration exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereon at the time of sale is $500 or less, the tax will be $1.70 instead of $1.65. Click here for more information about Mortgage Registry and State Deed Tax or to use the online calculators.
Change in Well Disclosure fee effective July 21, 2011. Legislation increased the filing fee for a Well Disclosure Certificate to $50.00. Click here for more information on Well Disclosures.
Transfer on Death Deeds (TODDs). Click here for more information.
Ramsey County Property Records & Revenue maintains a Public Resource Center to assist the public with inquiries pertaining to real estate records.
- Mortgage Registry and State Deed Tax
Phone: County Recorder (Abstract): 651-266-2050
Registrar of Titles (Torrens): 651-266-2060
Ramsey County Recorder & Registrar of Titles
P.O. Box 64099
St. Paul, MN 55164-0099
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Ramsey County Recorder & Registrar of Titles
90 W. Plato Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107