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Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota

Recorder Offices

Lac Qui Parle Recorder

County Courthouse - 600 6th St, Suite 4, Madison, Minnesota 56256

8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: (320) 598-3724

Register of Deeds

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Minnesota - Lac Qui Parle County Recorder Information

The Recorder is responsible for maintaining real property records in Lac Qui Parle County.

Recording Fees

To record a document, the fee is $46, regardless of the number of pages.

A Well Disclosure Certificate is $50.

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

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are acceptable forms of payment; however, cash is also accepted.

Document Formatting Requirements

* To be recorded, a document should measure no larger than 8.5 x 14 inches and should consist of one or more individual sheets of paper.

* The form of the document should be printed, typed, or computer generated in black ink with a font size of at least 8 point.

* White paper of at least 20 pound weight with no watermarks or background logos should be used.

* The first page needs to have a top margin of at least 3 inches. The right side of the blank space is reserved for recording information and the left side is reserved for tax certification. An administrative page may be attached before the first page of the document to accommodate this standard. The administrative page should contain the document title, document date, and if applicable, should identify the grantor and grantee. It will be deemed part of the document when recorded.

* All other margins should be at least .5 of an inch.

* Immediately below the 3-inch top margin on the first page or the administrative page, the document title should be given.

* Include the name and address of the person who drafted the instrument. This can be given in substantially the following form: "This instrument was drafted by (name and address)." The statement should be printed, typewritten or stamped legibly upon the instrument.

* Include the name and address of the person to whom future tax statements should be sent. The following statement should be printed, typewritten, or stamped legibly upon the instrument: "Tax statements for the real property described in this instrument should be sent to (legal name of grantee and residential or business address)."

* A legal description of the real property should be provided on the deed.

* The grantor must sign the instrument and must have his/her signature acknowledged.

A county recorder can accept a document that is not in the English language if it is otherwise in recordable form and if it is accompanied by an English translation and a certificate of translation as laid out in the Minnesota Revised Statutes 507.46.


When recording a deed or other instrument of conveyance requiring a Certificate of Real Estate Value, a completed Well Disclosure Certificate must be filed with the county recorder.

If a Well Disclosure Certificate has already been filed on the property, and the number or status of wells has changed, a new certificate must be filed.

If the number and status of wells has not changed since the last filing, a statement must be placed on the deed that reads "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 have not changed since the last previously filed well disclosure certificate." This statement must be certified by the buyer or seller. A new Well Disclosure Certificate is not required.

If there are no wells on the property, a Well Disclosure Certificate is not required. However, the seller must certify this with a statement on the deed. This statement should read substantially as follows: "The seller certifies that the seller does not know of any wells on the described real property."

To view existing well filings, or to access the Well Disclosure Certificate, go to the Lac Qui Parle County Recorder's webpage.


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. Real Estate Deeds

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