The examiner of titles is an attorney appointed by the judges of the District Court to perform judicial, administrative, and legal adviser duties specified in Minnesota Statutes chapter 508, known as the Minnesota Land Registration Act. Pursuant to this act, and by court rules and special orders, the examiner of titles has the following duties:
To examine titles and issue reports to the judges of the District Court in initial proceedings to register title to land
To examine petitions and to issue reports to the judges of the District Court, in proceedings subsequent to initial registration of land
To hear default Torrens cases and those contested cases referred by the court
To supervise all Torrens proceedings
To issue directives and certifications in administrative proceedings
To serve as legal adviser to the registrar of titles
No fees are charged for examiner services. Fees to file a court action or record documents apply.
For recording procedures/questions, property tax information, assessment or questions involving abstract property, please contact (763) 323-5400 and speak to a Property Specialist.