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Becker County, Minnesota

Recorder Offices

Becker County Recorder

Courthouse - 915 Lake Ave, 2nd floor, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: 218-846-7304

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You are NOT on the Becker County official website, you are on, a private website that is not affiliated with any government agency.

Minnesota - Becker County Recorder Information

The Recorder is responsible for maintaining real property records in Becker County.

Recording Fees

Recording a document in the Abstract Department will have a fee of $46.

Multiple satisfactions or assignments with 4 citations or fewer will be $46. There is an additional $10 fee for each document cited over the first 4.

Torrens Department Recording is $46 for a Certificate of Title or for a first Certificate of Possessory Title.

A document that is transferring a certificate is $46 and an additional $40 for each new certificate thereafter.

Well Disclosure Statement $50.00

Certified Copies $10.00 per document (Flat fee)

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents shall consist of one or more sheets of paper measuring no larger than 8.5 x 14 inches.

* The form of the document shall be printed, typewritten, or computer generated in black ink and the font size should not be smaller than 8 point.

* Paper used shall be white, of at least 20 pound weight (standard copy paper) with no background color or images.

* The first page of the document shall contain a top margin of 3 inches. Side and bottom margins should be at least .5 of an inch. The right half of the 3 inch top margin will be used for recording information, and the left half is reserved for tax certification. Margins on other pages should be at least a .5 of an inch. Submitters may attach an administrative page before the first page of the document to accommodate the margin standards.

* If an administrative page is attached, it must contain the document title, document date, and if applicable, the grantor and grantee. It will be considered part of the document when recorded.

* If an administrative page is not used, the title of the document should appear below the 3 inch top margin.

* No additional sheet shall be attached or affixed to a page which covers up any information or printed part of the form.

* Documents must include the name and the address of the drafter, and can be given in the following form: "This instrument was drafted by NAME and ADDRESS."

* Documents will not be recorded unless they contain the name and address to where future tax statements should be sent. This can be given in the following format: "Tax statements for the real property described in this instrument should be sent to LEGAL NAME OF GRANTEE at RESIDENTIAL OR BUSINESS ADDRESS."

* Transfer tax is imposed on each deed by which any real estate is granted, assigned, transferred, or conveyed.

* Whenever real estate is sold for more than $1,000 a Certificate of Value is required.

THE NEW eCRV: As of October 2014, transfer deeds require submission of an electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV).
* Submitters fill in the online eCRV form and receive an eCRV ID number.
* They must reference this eCRV ID number when presenting the deed to the county.
* Counties view eCRV data online, verify, and add additional information. They may also download or upload data as needed.
* Paper copies are no longer accepted.

WELL DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE: Prior to signing an agreement to sell or transfer real property, the seller must always disclose in writing (well disclosure statement) the location and status of all wells on the property to the buyer, along with the legal description and county of the property, and a sketch map showing the location of each well or indicate there are no wells on the property.

A Well Disclosure Certificate form can be obtained under supplemental forms on this site or from the Minnesota Department of Health website; it can be filed electronically or in person. The certificate number must be stated on the transfer document.

* Any exhibits accompanying the document must be referenced in the document and separately attached.

* Under the Minnesota Torrens statute, the owner's duplicate certificate must accompany instruments being filed.

Minnesota has registered land as well as abstract. Registered Land is more common around and in the Twin Cities. Rural counties have fewer parcels of registered land. Land can be registered pursuant to Minnesota statutes Chapter 508. Real Estate Deeds

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