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548.09 LIEN OF JUDGMENT.
    Subdivision 1. Entry and docketing; survival of judgment. Except as provided in
section 548.091, every judgment requiring the payment of money shall be entered by the court
administrator when ordered by the court and will be docketed by the court administrator upon
the filing of an affidavit as provided in subdivision 2. Upon a transcript of the docket being filed
with the court administrator in any other county, the court administrator shall also docket it. From
the time of docketing the judgment is a lien, in the amount unpaid, upon all real property in the
county then or thereafter owned by the judgment debtor, but it is not a lien upon registered land
unless it is also recorded pursuant to sections 508.63 and 508A.63. The judgment survives,
and the lien continues, for ten years after its entry. Child support judgments may be renewed
pursuant to section 548.091.
    Subd. 2. Judgment creditor's affidavit. No judgment, except for taxes, shall be docketed
until the judgment creditor, or the creditor's agent or attorney, has filed with the court administrator
an affidavit, stating the full name, occupation, place of residence, and post office address of the
judgment debtor, to the best of affiant's information and belief. If the residence is within an
incorporated place having more than 5,000 inhabitants, the street number of both the judgment
debtor's place of residence and place of business, if the debtor has one, shall be stated.
    Subd. 3. Violations by court administrator. If the court administrator violates this
provision, neither the judgment nor the docketing is invalid, but the court administrator shall be
liable to a person damaged by the violation in the sum of $5.
History: (9400) RL s 4272; 1913 c 112 s 1; 1983 c 308 s 30; 1984 c 547 s 22,23; 1986 c
335 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1989 c 209 art 1 s 43; 1993 c 340 s 50; 1999 c 245
art 7 s 12; 2005 c 4 s 129