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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 281-H.F.No. 646 
           An act relating to public records; providing for fees 
          of the county recorder and secretary of state; 
          changing grounds for appeal from resolution of county 
          board setting salaries or budgets for certain county 
          officials; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 
          268.161, subdivision 1; 270.69, by adding a 
          subdivision; 272.483; 336.9-407; 357.18, subdivision 
          1; 384.151, subdivision 7; 385.373, subdivision 7; 
          386.015, subdivision 7; 386.77; 387.20, subdivision 7; 
          388.18, subdivision 6; 485.018, subdivision 7; 505.08, 
          subdivision 2; 508.47, subdivision 4; 508.82; 508A.11; 
          508A.47, subdivision 4; and 508A.82. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 268.161, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [LIEN.] Any contributions or reimbursements 
due under sections 268.03 to 268.24 and interest and penalties 
imposed with respect thereto, shall become a lien upon all the 
property, within this state, both real and personal, of the 
person liable therefor, except his homestead, from and after the 
filing by the commissioner of a notice of lien in the office of 
the county recorder of the county in which the property is 
situated, or in the case of personal property belonging to an 
individual who is not a resident of this state, or which is a 
corporation, partnership, or other organization, in the office 
of the secretary of state.  When the filing of the notice of 
lien is made in the office of the county recorder, the fee for 
filing and indexing shall be as prescribed in sections 272.483 
and 272.484. 
    The lien created under this section shall become effective 
with respect to personal property from and after the date of 
filing by the commissioner of a notice of the lien describing 
the property to which the lien attaches in the office of the 
county recorder of the county in which the commissioner believes 
the property is located at the time the lien is filed, and with 
the secretary of state.  
    The lien imposed on personal property by this section, even 
though properly filed, shall not be valid as against a purchaser 
with respect to tangible personal property purchased at retail 
or as against the personal property listed as exempt in sections 
550.37, 550.38 and 550.39.  
    The lien imposed by this section shall be enforceable by 
levy as authorized in subdivision 8 or by judgment lien 
foreclosure as authorized in chapter 550.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 270.69, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [LIEN SEARCH FEES.] Upon request of any person, 
the filing officer shall issue a certificate showing whether 
there is on file, on the date and hour stated in the 
certificate, any notice of lien or certificate or notice 
affecting any lien filed after June 30, 1979, naming a 
particular person, and giving the date and hour of filing of 
each notice or certificate naming the person.  The fee for a 
certificate shall be as provided by section 336.9-407 or 357.18, 
subdivision 1, clause (3).  Upon request, the filing officer 
shall furnish a copy of any notice of state lien, or notice or 
certificate affecting a state lien, for a fee of 50 cents per 
page. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 272.483, is 
amended to read: 
    272.483 [DUTIES OF FILING OFFICER.] 
      (a) If a notice of federal lien, a refiling of a notice of 
federal lien, or a notice of revocation of any certificate 
described in clause (b) is presented to a filing officer who is: 
              (1) the secretary of state, he shall cause the notice to 
be marked, held, and indexed in accordance with the provisions 
of section 336.9-403, clause (4) of the uniform commercial code 
as if the notice were a financing statement within the meaning 
of that code; or 
              (2) any other officer described in section 272.481, he 
shall endorse thereon his identification and the date and time 
of receipt and forthwith file it alphabetically or enter it in 
an alphabetical index showing the name and address of the person 
named in the notice, the date and time of receipt, the file 
number of the lien, and the total amount appearing on the notice 
of lien. 
              (b) If a certificate of release, non-attachment, 
discharge, or subordination of any lien is presented to the 
secretary of state for filing he shall:  
              (1) cause a certificate of release or non-attachment to be
marked, held, and indexed as if the certificate were a 
termination statement within the meaning of the uniform 
commercial code, but the notice of lien to which the certificate 
relates may not be removed from the files; and 
              (2) cause a certificate of discharge or subordination to 
be marked, held, and indexed as if the certificate were a 
release of collateral within the meaning of the uniform 
commercial code. 
    (c) If a refiled notice of federal lien referred to in 
clause (a) or any of the certificates or notices referred to in 
clause (b) is presented for filing to any other filing officer 
specified in section 272.481, he shall permanently attach the 
refiled notice or the certificate to the original notice of lien 
and enter the refiled notice or the certificate with the date of 
filing in any alphabetical lien index on the line where the 
original notice of lien is entered. 
    (d) Upon request of any person, the filing officer shall 
issue his certificate showing whether there is on file, on the 
date and hour stated therein, any notice of lien or certificate 
or notice affecting any lien filed on or after July 1, 1971, 
naming a particular person, and if a notice or certificate is on 
file, giving the date and hour of filing of each notice or 
certificate.  The fee for a certificate is $5 per name appearing 
on the search request, if on the standard form prescribed by the 
secretary of state, and otherwise, $10 for the first name and $5 
for each name in excess of one shall be that provided by section 
336.9-407 or 357.18, subdivision 1, clause (3).  Upon request, 
the filing officer shall furnish a copy of any notice of federal 
lien, or notice or certificate affecting a federal lien, for a 
fee of 50 cents per page. 
     Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 336.9-407, is 
amended to read: 
    336.9-407 [INFORMATION FROM FILING OFFICER.] 
    (1) If the person filing any financing statement, 
termination statement, statement of assignment, or statement of 
release, furnishes the filing officer a copy thereof, the filing 
officer shall upon request note upon the copy the file number 
and date and hour of the filing of the original and deliver or 
send the copy to such person. 
    (2) Upon request of any person, the filing officer shall 
conduct a search of his file for any effective financing 
statements naming a particular debtor and any statement of 
assignment thereof.  He shall report what he finds as of that 
date and hour by issuing:  
    (a) His certificate listing the file number, date, and hour 
of each filing and the names and addresses of each secured party 
therein;  
    (b) Photocopies of the original documents on file; or, 
    (c) Upon request, both his certificate and photocopies of 
the statements.  
    The uniform fee for conducting the search and for preparing 
a certificate showing up to five listed filings or for preparing 
up to five photocopies of original documents, or any combination 
of up to five listed filings and photocopies, shall be $5 if the 
request is in the standard form prescribed by the secretary of 
state and otherwise shall be $10.  Another fee, at the same 
rate, shall also be charged for conducting a search and 
preparing a certificate showing federal and state tax liens on 
file with the filing officer naming a particular debtor.  There 
shall be an additional fee of 50 cents for each financing 
statement and each statement of assignment or tax lien listed on 
the certificate and for each photocopy that he prepares in 
excess of the first five.  
     Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 357.18, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  The fees to be charged by the county 
recorder shall be as follows: 
    (1) For indexing and recording any deed or other instrument 
$1 for each page of an instrument, with a minimum fee of $5 $10; 
    (2) For certified copies of any records or papers, $1 for 
each page of an instrument with a minimum fee of $3; 
    (3) For an abstract of title, $1.50 for every transfer, $15 
for certificate, and $1 per page for each exhibit included 
within an abstract as a part of an abstract entry; provided that 
county boards may, by resolution duly adopted, establish lower 
fees for such services rendered by the county recorder, at his 
request, in their respective counties, the fees shall be 
determined by resolution of the county board duly adopted upon 
the recommendation of the county recorder, and the fees shall 
not exceed $2.50 for every entry, $25 for abstract certificate, 
$1 per page for each exhibit included within an abstract as a 
part of an abstract entry, and $2 per name for each required 
name search certification; 
    (4) For a copy of an official plat filed pursuant to 
section 505.08, the fee shall be $9.50 and an additional 50 
cents shall be charged for the certification of each plat;  
    (5) For filing a condominium floor plan in accordance with 
section 515.13, the fee shall be 50 cents per apartment with a 
minimum fee of $15 $30;  
    (6) For a copy of a condominium floor plan filed pursuant 
to section 515.13, the fee shall be $1 for each page of the 
floor plan with a minimum fee of $10 and an additional 50 cents 
shall be charged for the certification of each condominium floor 
plan. 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 384.151, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [APPEAL FROM RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD.] The county 
auditor if dissatisfied with the action of the county board in 
setting the amount of his or her salary or the amount of the 
budget for the office of county auditor, may appeal to the 
district court on the grounds that the determination of the 
county board in setting such salary or budget was arbitrary, 
capricious, oppressive or in unreasonable disregard for the 
responsibilities and duties of said office, and his or her 
experience, qualifications, and performance.  The appeal shall 
be taken within 15 days after the date of the resolution setting 
such salary or budget by serving a notice of appeal on the 
county auditor and filing same with the clerk of the district 
court.  The court either in term or vacation and upon 10 days 
notice to the chairman of the board shall hear such appeal.  On 
the hearing of the appeal the court shall review the decision or 
resolution of the board in like manner as though reviewed by 
certiorari, except new or additional evidence may be taken.  The 
court may order the officer appealing and the board to submit 
briefs or other memoranda and may dispose of the appeal on such 
writings.  If the court shall find that the board acted in an 
arbitrary, capricious, oppressive or unreasonable manner it 
shall remand the matter to the county board for further action 
consistent with the court's finding.  
     Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 385.373, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 7.  [APPEAL FROM RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD.] The county 
treasurer if dissatisfied with the action of the county board in 
setting the amount of his or her salary or the amount of the 
budget for the office of county treasurer, may appeal to the 
district court on the grounds that the determination of the 
county board in setting such salary or budget was arbitrary, 
capricious, oppressive or in unreasonable disregard for the 
responsibilities and duties of said office, and his or her 
experience, qualifications, and performance.  The appeal shall 
be taken within 15 days after the date of the resolution setting 
such salary or budget by serving a notice of appeal on the 
county auditor and filing same with the clerk of the district 
court.  The court either in term or vacation and upon 10 days 
notice to the chairman of the board shall hear such appeal.  On 
the hearing of the appeal the court shall review the decision or 
resolution of the board in like manner as though reviewed by 
certiorari, except new or additional evidence may be taken.  The 
court may order the officer appealing and the board to submit 
briefs or other memoranda and may dispose of the appeal on such 
writings.  If the court shall find that the board acted in an 
arbitrary, capricious, oppressive or unreasonable manner it 
shall remand the matter to the county board for further action 
consistent with the court's finding.  
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 386.015, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  The county recorder if dissatisfied with the 
action of the county board in setting the amount of his or her 
salary or the amount of the budget for the office of county 
recorder, may appeal to the district court on the grounds that 
the determination of the county board in setting such salary or 
budget was arbitrary, capricious, oppressive or in unreasonable 
disregard for the responsibilities and duties of said office, 
and his or her experience, qualifications, and performance.  The 
appeal shall be taken within 15 days after the date of the 
resolution setting such salary or budget by serving a notice of 
appeal on the county auditor and filing same with the clerk of 
the district court.  The court either in term or vacation and 
upon 10 days notice to the chairman of the board shall hear such 
appeal.  On the hearing of the appeal the court shall review the 
decision or resolution of the board in like manner as though 
reviewed by certiorari, except new or additional evidence may be 
taken.  The court may order the officer appealing and the board 
to submit briefs or other memoranda and may dispose of the 
appeal on such writings.  If the court shall find that the board 
acted in an arbitrary, capricious, oppressive or unreasonable 
manner it shall remand the matter to the county board for 
further action consistent with the court's finding.  
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 386.77, is 
amended to read: 
    386.77 [CONVEYANCES AND DOCUMENTS FOR BENEFIT OF 
GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, FEES.] 
    An instrument of conveyance, assignment or release, a 
judgment or other document, which is entitled to recording or 
filing, and which by its terms is for the benefit of the state 
or any county, city or town, shall be recorded or filed by any 
county recorder or registrar of titles without the payment of 
fees when offered for filing or recording by the state or any of 
its agencies, or by the benefited subdivision.  The fee for the 
recording or filing shall be paid by the state, its agency, or 
by the benefited subdivision upon submission of a statement of 
charges by the county recorder or registrar of titles. 
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 387.20, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 7.  The sheriff, if dissatisfied with the action of 
the county board in setting the amount of his or her salary or 
the amount of the budget for the office of sheriff, may appeal 
to the district court on the grounds that the determination of 
the county board in setting such salary or budget was arbitrary, 
capricious, oppressive or without sufficiently taking into 
account the extent of the responsibilities and duties of said 
office, and his or her experience, qualifications, and 
performance.  The appeal shall be taken within 15 days after the 
date of the resolution setting such salary or budget by serving 
a notice of appeal on the county auditor and filing same with 
the clerk of the district court. The court either in term or 
vacation and upon 10 days notice to the chairman of the board 
shall hear such appeal.  On the hearing of the appeal the court 
shall review the decision or resolution of the board in a 
hearing de novo and may hear new or additional evidence, or the 
court may order the officer appealing and the board to submit 
briefs or other memoranda and may dispose of the appeal on such 
writings.  If the court shall find that the board acted in an 
arbitrary, capricious, oppressive or unreasonable manner or 
without sufficiently taking into account the extent of the 
responsibilities and duties of the office of the sheriff, his or 
her experience, qualifications, and performance, it shall make 
such order to take the place of the order appealed from as is 
justified by the record and shall remand the matter to the 
county board for further action consistent with the court's 
findings.  After determination of the appeal the county board 
shall proceed in conformity therewith. 
     Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 388.18, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 6.  [APPEAL FROM RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD.] The county 
attorney, if dissatisfied with the action of the county board in 
setting the amount of his or her salary or the amount of the 
budget for the office of county attorney, may appeal to the 
district court on the grounds that the determination of the 
county board in setting such salary or budget was arbitrary, 
capricious, oppressive or in unreasonable disregard for the 
responsibilities and duties of said office, and his or her 
experience, qualifications, and performance.  The appeal shall 
be taken within 15 days after the date of the resolution setting 
such salary or budget by serving a notice of appeal on the 
county auditor and filing same with the clerk of the district 
court.  The county board may retain special counsel pursuant to 
section 388.09 to represent it in the appeal proceedings.  The 
court either in term or vacation and upon 10 days notice to the 
chairman of the board shall hear such appeal.  On the hearing of 
the appeal the court shall review the decision or resolution of 
the board in like manner as though reviewed by certiorari, 
except new or additional evidence may be taken.  The court may 
order the officer appealing and the board to submit briefs or 
other memoranda and may dispose of the appeal on such writings.  
If the court shall find that the board acted in an arbitrary, 
capricious, oppressive or unreasonable manner it shall remand 
the matter to the county board for further action consistent 
with the court's finding.  
     Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 485.018, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [APPEAL FROM RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD.] The clerk 
of district court if dissatisfied with the action of the county 
board in setting the amount of his or her salary or the amount 
of the budget for the office of clerk of district court, may 
appeal to the district court on the grounds that the 
determination of the county board in setting such salary or 
budget was arbitrary, capricious, oppressive or without 
sufficiently taking into account the extent of the 
responsibilities and duties of said office, and his or her 
experience, qualifications, and performance.  The appeal shall 
be taken within 15 days after the date of the resolution setting 
such salary or budget by serving a notice of appeal on the 
county auditor and filing same with the clerk of the district 
court.  The court either in term or vacation and upon 10 days 
notice to the chairman of the board shall hear such appeal.  On 
the hearing of the appeal the court shall review the decision or 
resolution of the board in a hearing de novo and may hear new or 
additional evidence, or the court may order the officer 
appealing and the board to submit briefs or other memoranda and 
may dispose of the appeal on such writings.  If the court shall 
find that the board acted in an arbitrary, capricious, 
oppressive or unreasonable manner or without sufficiently taking 
into account the responsibilities and duties of the office of 
the clerk, and his or her experience, qualifications, and 
performance, it shall make such order to take the place of the 
order appealed from as is justified by the record and shall 
remand the matter to the county board for further action 
consistent with the court's findings.  After determination of 
the appeal the county board shall proceed in conformity 
therewith.  
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 505.08, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  The copies of the official plat or of the exact 
reproductible copy shall be compared and certified to by the 
county recorder in the manner in which certified copies of 
records are issued in his office, and the copy thereof shall be 
bound in a proper volume for the use of the general public and 
anyone shall have access to and may inspect such certified copy 
at their pleasure.  When the plat includes both registered and 
nonregistered land two copies thereof shall be so certified and 
bound, one for such general public use in each of the offices of 
the county recorder and registrar of titles; provided, however, 
that only one such copy so certified and bound shall be provided 
for general public use in those counties wherein the office 
quarters of the county recorder and registrar of titles are one 
and the same.  When the copy, or any part thereof, shall become 
unintelligible from use or wear or otherwise, at the request of 
the county recorder it shall be the duty of the county surveyor 
to make a reproduction copy of the official plat, or the exact 
transparent reproductible copy under the direct supervision of 
the county recorder, who shall compare the copy, certify that it 
is a correct copy thereof, by proper certificate as above set 
forth, and it shall be bound in the volume, and under the page, 
and in the place of the discarded copy.  In counties not having 
a county surveyor the county recorder shall employ a registered 
land surveyor to make such reproduction copy, at the expense of 
the county.  The county recorder shall receive as a fee for 
filing these plats, as aforesaid described, 50 cents per lot, 
but shall receive not less than $15 $30 for any plat filed in 
his office.  Reproductions from the exact transparent 
reproductible copy shall be available to any person upon request 
and the cost of such reproductions shall be paid by the person 
making such request.  If a copy of the official plat is 
requested the county recorder shall have the same prepared and 
duly certified by him that it is a copy of the official plat and 
the cost of such copy shall be paid by the person making such 
request. 
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 508.47, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [SURVEY; REQUISITES; FILING; COPIES.] The 
registered land survey shall correctly show the legal 
description of the parcel of unplatted land represented by said 
registered land survey and the outside measurements of the 
parcel of unplatted land and of all tracts delineated therein, 
the direction of all lines of said tracts to be shown by angles 
or bearings or other relationship to the outside lines of said 
registered land survey, and the surveyor shall place stakes in 
the ground at appropriate corners, and all tracts shall be 
lettered consecutively beginning with the letter "A".  None of 
said tracts or parts thereof may be dedicated to the public by 
said registered land survey.  Except in counties having 
microfilming capabilities, a reproduction copy of the registered 
land survey shall be delivered to the county auditor.  The 
registered land survey shall be on paper, mounted on cloth, 
shall be a black on white drawing, the scale to be not smaller 
than one inch equals 200 feet, and shall be certified to be a 
correct representation of said parcel of unplatted land by a 
registered surveyor.  The mounted drawing shall be exactly 17 
inches by 14 inches and not less than 2 1/2 inches of the 14 
inches shall be blank for binding purposes, and such survey 
shall be filed in triplicate with the registrar of titles upon 
the payment of a fee of $15.  Before filing, however, any such 
survey shall be approved in the manner required for the approval 
of subdivision plats, which approval shall be endorsed thereon 
or attached thereto. 
    In counties having microfilming capabilities, the survey 
may be prepared on sheets of suitable mylar or on linen tracing 
cloth by photographic process or on material of equal quality.  
Notwithstanding any provisions of subdivision 5 to the contrary, 
no other copies of the survey need be filed. 
    The registrar shall furnish to any person a copy of said 
registered land survey, duly certified by him, for a fee of 
$7.50, which shall be admissible in evidence. 
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 508.82, is 
amended to read: 
    508.82 [REGISTRAR'S FEES.] 
    The fees to be paid to the registrar shall be as follows;: 
    (1) In addition to other Of the fees provided herein, for 
the entry of each memorial upon a certificate of title, fifty 
cents, which five percent of the fees collected under clauses 
(3), (4), (11), (13), (14), (15), (17), and (18) for filing or 
memorializing shall be paid to the state treasurer and credited 
to the real estate assurance account; 
    (2) For registering each original certificate of title, and 
issuing a duplicate of it, $10 $20; 
    (3) For registering each transfer, including the filing of 
all instruments connected with it, and the issuance and 
registration of the instrument transferring the fee simple title 
for which a new certificate of title is issued and for the 
issuance and registration of the new certificate of 
title, $10 $20; 
    (4) For the entry of each memorial on the register, or the 
cancellation thereof, including the filing of all instruments 
and papers connected with it a certificate and endorsements upon 
duplicate certificates, $5 $10; 
    (5) For issuing each mortgagee's or lessee's 
duplicate, $5 $10; 
    (6) For issuing each residue certificate, $10 $20; 
    (7) For exchange certificates, $5 $10 for each certificate 
canceled and $5 $10 for each new certificate issued; 
    (8) For each certificate showing condition of the register, 
$5 $10; 
    (9) For any certified copy of any instrument or writing on 
file in his office, the same fees allowed by law to county 
recorders for like services; 
    (10) For a noncertified copy of any instrument or writing 
on file in the office of the registrar of titles, or any 
specified page or part of it, an amount as determined by the 
county board for each page or fraction of a page specified.  If 
computer or microfilm printers are used to reproduce the 
instrument or writing, a like amount per image;  
    (11) For filing two copies of any plat in the office of the 
registrar, $15 $30; 
    (12) For any other service under this chapter, such fee as 
the court shall determine; 
    (13) For issuing a duplicate certificate of title pursuant 
to the directive of the examiner of titles in counties in which 
the compensation of the examiner is paid in the same manner as 
the compensation of other county employees, $50, plus $5 $10 to 
memorialize; 
    (14) For issuing a duplicate certificate of title pursuant 
to the directive of the examiner of titles in counties in which 
the compensation of the examiner is not paid by the county or 
pursuant to an order of the court, $5 $10; 
    (15) For filing a condominium floor plan or an amendment to 
it in accordance with chapter 515, $15 $30; 
    (16) For a copy of a condominium floor plan filed pursuant 
to chapters 515 and 515A, the fee shall be $1 for each page of 
the floor plan with a minimum fee of $10;  
    (17) For filing a condominium declaration and floor plans 
or an amendment to it in accordance with chapter 515A, $5 $10 
for each certificate upon which the document is registered 
and $15 $30 for the filing of the floor plans or an amendment 
thereto; 
    (18) For the filing of a certified copy of a plat of the 
survey pursuant to section 508.23 or 508.671, $10;  
    (19) For filing a registered land survey in triplicate in 
accordance with section 508.47, subdivision 4, $30; 
    (20) For furnishing a certified copy of a registered land 
survey in accordance with section 508.47, subdivision 4, $10. 
    Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 508A.11, is 
amended to read: 
    508A.11 [APPLICATION FILED WITH REGISTRAR; ADDITIONAL 
MATERIALS FOR EXAMINER, FEES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION FILED WITH COUNTY RECORDER.] A 
certified copy of the application shall be delivered to the 
examiner of titles.  After approval by the examiner of titles, 
the application for a CPT shall be filed for record in the 
office of the county recorder, and shall be notice forever to 
all purchasers and encumbrancers of the pendency of the 
registration and of all matters referred to in the files and 
records of the examiner of titles and of the registrar of titles 
pertaining to the registration.  
    Subd. 2.  [ABSTRACT SUPPLIED.] An abstract of title 
certified or recertified in a manner satisfactory to the 
examiner of titles shall be delivered to the examiner.  In the 
event the examiner refuses to direct the issuance of a CPT, the 
abstract shall be returned.  Otherwise, the abstract shall be 
returned to the applicant only at the time and under the 
conditions as the examiner shall determine.  
    Subd. 3.  [FEES.] Before the examiner of titles examines 
the abstract of title, the applicant shall pay to the registrar 
of titles the fee provided by section 508A.82, clause (18). 
    Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 508A.47, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [SURVEY; REQUISITES; FILING; COPIES.] The 
registered land survey shall correctly show the legal 
description of the parcel of unplatted land represented by the 
registered land survey and the outside measurements of the 
parcel of unplatted land and of all tracts delineated therein, 
the direction of all lines of the tracts to be shown by angles 
or bearings or other relationship to the outside lines of the 
registered land survey, and the surveyor shall place stakes in 
the ground at appropriate corners, and all tracts shall be 
lettered consecutively beginning with the letter "A."  None of 
the tracts or parts of them may be dedicated to the public by 
the registered land survey.  Except in counties having 
microfilming capabilities, a reproduction copy of the registered 
land survey shall be delivered to the county auditor.  The 
registered land survey shall be on paper, mounted on cloth, 
shall be a black on white drawing, the scale to be not smaller 
than one inch equals 200 feet, and shall be certified to be a 
correct representation of the parcel of unplatted land by a 
registered surveyor.  The mounted drawing shall be exactly 17 
inches by 14 inches and not less than 2-1/2 inches of the 14 
inches shall be blank for binding purposes.  The survey shall be 
filed in triplicate with the registrar of titles upon the 
payment of a fee of $15.  Before filing, however, any survey 
shall be approved in the manner required for the approval of 
subdivision plats, which approval shall be endorsed on it or 
attached to it.  
    In counties having microfilming capabilities, the survey 
may be prepared on sheets of suitable mylar or on linen tracing 
cloth by photographic process or on material of equal quality. 
Notwithstanding any provisions of subdivision 5 to the contrary, 
no other copies of the survey need be filed.  
    The registrar shall furnish to any person a copy of the 
registered land survey, duly certified by him, for a fee of 
$7.50.  The copy shall be admissible in evidence.  
    Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 508A.82, is 
amended to read: 
    508A.82 [REGISTRAR'S FEES.] 
    The fees to be paid to the registrar shall be as follows:  
    (1) In addition to other Of the fees provided herein, for 
the entry of each memorial upon a CPT, fifty cents, which five 
percent of the fees collected under clauses (3), (4), (11), 
(13), (14), (15), and (17) for filing or memorializing shall be 
paid to the state treasurer and credited to the real estate 
assurance account;  
    (2) For registering each original CPT, and issuing a 
duplicate of it, $10 $20;  
    (3) For registering each transfer, including the filing of 
all instruments connected with it, and the issuance and 
registration of the instrument transferring the fee simple title 
for which a new CPT is issued and for the issuance and 
registration of the new CPT, $10 $20;  
    (4) For the entry of each memorial on the register, or the 
cancelation of it, including the filing of all instruments and 
papers connected with it a certificate and endorsements upon 
duplicate CPTs, $5 $10;  
    (5) For issuing each mortgagee's or lessee's 
duplicate, $5 $10; 
    (6) For issuing each residue CPT, $10 $20;  
    (7) For exchange CPTs, $5 $10 for each CPT canceled and 
$5 $10 for each new CPT issued;  
    (8) For each CPT certificate showing condition of the 
register, $5 $10;  
    (9) For any certified copy of any instrument or writing on 
file in his office, the same fees allowed by law to county 
recorders for like services;  
    (10) For a noncertified copy of any instrument or writing 
on file in the office of the registrar of titles, or any 
specified page or part of it, an amount as determined by the 
county board for each page or fraction of a page specified.  If 
computer or microfilm printers are used to reproduce the 
instrument or writing, a like amount per image;  
    (11) For filing two copies of any plat in the office of the 
registrar, $15 $30;  
    (12) For any other service under sections 508A.01 to 
508A.85, the fee the court shall determine;  
    (13) For issuing a duplicate CPT pursuant to the directive 
of the examiner of titles in counties in which the compensation 
of the examiner is paid in the same manner as the compensation 
of other county employees, $50, plus $5 $10 to memorialize;  
    (14) For issuing a duplicate CPT pursuant to the directive 
of the examiner of titles in counties in which the compensation 
of the examiner is not paid by the county or pursuant to an 
order of the court, $5 $10;  
    (15) For filing a condominium floor plan or an amendment to 
it in accordance with chapter 515, $15 $30;  
    (16) For a copy of a condominium floor plan filed pursuant 
to chapters 515 and 515A, the fee shall be $1 for each page of 
the floor plan with a minimum fee of $10;  
    (17) For filing a condominium declaration and floor plans 
or an amendment to it in accordance with chapter 515A, $5 $10 
for each certificate upon which the document is registered 
and $15 $30 for the filing of the floor plans or an amendment to 
it;  
    (18) In counties in which the compensation of the examiner 
of titles is paid in the same manner as the compensation of 
other county employees, for each parcel of land contained in the 
application for a CPT, as the number of parcels is determined by 
the examiner, $50; 
    (19) For filing a registered land survey in triplicate in 
accordance with section 508A.47, subdivision 4, $30; 
    (20) For furnishing a certified copy of a registered land 
survey in accordance with section 508A.47, subdivision 4, $10. 
    Approved May 31, 1985