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    Subdivision 1. Conditions restricting transfer. When a deed or other instrument conveying
a parcel of land is presented to the county auditor for transfer or division under sections 272.12,
272.16, and 272.161, the auditor shall not transfer or divide the land or its net tax capacity in the
official records and shall not certify the instrument as provided in section 272.12, if:
(a) The land conveyed is less than a whole parcel of land as charged in the tax lists;
(b) The part conveyed appears within the area of application of municipal subdivision
regulations adopted and filed under section 462.36, subdivision 1; and
(c) The part conveyed is part of or constitutes a subdivision as defined in section 462.352,
subdivision 12
    Subd. 2. Conditions allowing transfer. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 1,
the county auditor may transfer or divide the land and its net tax capacity and may certify the
instrument if the instrument contains a certification by the clerk of the municipality:
(a) that the municipality's subdivision regulations do not apply;
(b) that the subdivision has been approved by the governing body of the municipality; or
(c) that the restrictions on the division of taxes and filing and recording have been waived by
resolution of the governing body of the municipality in the particular case because compliance
would create an unnecessary hardship and failure to comply would not interfere with the purpose
of the regulations.
If any of the conditions for certification by the municipality as provided in this subdivision
exist and the municipality does not certify that they exist within 24 hours after the instrument
of conveyance has been presented to the clerk of the municipality, the provisions of subdivision
1 do not apply.
If an unexecuted instrument is presented to the municipality and any of the conditions for
certification by the municipality as provided in this subdivision exist, the unexecuted instrument
must be certified by the clerk of the municipality.
    Subd. 3. Applicability of restrictions. This section does not apply to the exceptions set
forth in section 272.12.
This section applies only to land within municipalities which choose to be governed by
its provisions. A municipality may choose to have this section apply to the property within its
boundaries by filing a certified copy of a resolution of its governing body making that choice with
the auditor and recorder of the county in which it is located.
History: 1982 c 564 s 1; 1983 c 239 s 1,2; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 719 art 5 s 84; 1989 c
329 art 13 s 20