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Isanti County, Minnesota

Recorder Offices

Isanti County Recorder

Government Center - 555 18th Ave SW, Main Level, Rm 1104, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008

8:00 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (763) 689-1191

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Minnesota - Isanti County Recorder Information

The Recorder's Office files and records all documents pertaining to real estate located in Isanti County. Torrens and Abstract land are both handled with the County Recorder. Torrens and Abstract land are subject to the same burdens and incidents.

Recording Fees

Torrens Certificates:
$46 for a document transferring a certificate
$46 for entry of a memorial, $20 for multiple certificate entries thereafter
$56 for a plat
$50 for a Well Certificate
$40 for residue certificate
$50 for condition of title

Abstract fee schedule:
$46 for recording a document
$46 for multiple satisfactions/assignments/partial releases with four document citations or fewer and $10 for each additional document cited after the first four.
$50 for a Well Certificate
$2 for a noncertified copy of any document submitted for recording, if the original document is accompanied by a copy or duplicate.

Deed tax is calculated on the purchase price of the property, less any assumed mortgages and special assessments and taxes included in the purchase price. The rate of tax is $1.65 for each $500 of purchase price.
Deed tax = Sale amount x .0033

Document Formatting Requirements

* Original signatures are required. This includes the signatures of the parties executing the instrument and of the notary public or other officer taking acknowledgment.

* A document should consist of one or more individual sheets of white paper measuring no larger than 8.5 x 14 inches. Paper should not be less than 20 pound weight and should not have any background color or images.

* The text should be in a font size of at least 8 point. Black ink should be used.

* The first page should have a blank 3-inch top margin. Side and bottom margins on this page and on subsequent pages should be at least .5 of an inch.

* The right half of the 3-inch top margin is reserved for recording information, while the left side is reserved for tax certification. An administrative page may be attached to the document in order to meet the margin requirements. If an administrative page is used, it should contain the document title, document date, and if applicable, the grantor and grantee. It will be deemed part of the document when recorded.

* Immediately below the 3-inch top margin, a document title should be given.

* The name and address of the preparer of the document should be included, and should be given in the following format: "This instrument was drafted by (name) and (address)."

* Include the name and address of the person to whom tax statements should be sent in the following format: "Tax statements for the real property described in this instrument should be sent to (legal name of grantee) and (residential or business address)."


Prior to signing an agreement to sell or transfer real property, the seller must disclose the location and status of any wells on the property. This is to be done in writing in the form of a Well Certificate. This certificate can be obtained through the Minnesota Department of Health.

A new disclosure certificate is not needed if the number and status of wells has not changed since the last certificate was filed. However, the following statement must be on the deed: "I am familiar with the property described in this instrument and I certify that the status and number of wells on the described real property has not changed since the last previously filed well disclosure certificate." This statement should be followed by the signature of the seller or buyer (or a person authorized to act on either's behalf).

If there are no wells on the property, a Well Disclosure certificate is not needed. However, the deed must contain the following statement: "The seller certifies that the seller does not know of any wells on the described real property." This statement must be followed by the signature of the seller or buyer (or a person authorized to act on either's behalf).


A Certificate of Real Estate Value is required to document a sale of property in Minnesota. The buyer of real property must file this certificate with the county auditor where the property is located if the sale price (or other consideration) is greater than $1,000. This is needed for a warranty deed, contract for deed, quit claim deed, trustee deed, executor deed, or a probate deed.

For considerations of $1,000 or less, the certificate is not needed. However, the following must appear on the back of the deed submitted to the recorder: "The sale price or other consideration given for this property was $1,000 or less."

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.

Registered Land:

A Certificate of Title should contain the name and residence of the owner, a description of the land and of the estate of the owner therein, and should contain by memorial a description of all encumbrances, liens, and interests in which the estate of the owner is subject. Real Estate Deeds

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