Examiner of Titles

Duties & Responsibilities

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 (except for Initial Registration). 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 [email protected] or 763-323-5400 and speak to a Property Specialist.


Examiner Approval - Recording Packages

Recording packages needing Examiner approval have been reviewed through:  April 21, 2019


PLEASE NOTE/CHANGE IN HEARING SCHEDULE: 

There will be NO Examiner of Titles hearings on:

  • June 27, 2019
  • July 18, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • October 31, 2019
  • November 28, 2019
  • December 26, 2019

The hearings on October 24, 2019 are TENTATIVELY scheduled in Room 772 instead of Room 715; please check back for updates.