CHAPTER 580. MORTGAGES; FORECLOSURE BY ADVERTISEMENT
Table of Sections
|580.001||APPLICATION OF LAWS 2005, CHAPTER 56, TERMINOLOGY CHANGES.|
|580.02||REQUISITES FOR FORECLOSURE.|
|580.03||NOTICE OF SALE; SERVICE ON OCCUPANT.|
|580.031||Repealed, 1983 c 215 s 16; 1984 c 474 s 7; 1985 c 306 s 26; 1987 c 292 s 36; 1989 c 350 art 16 s 7; 1990 c 575 s 11
|580.032||REQUEST FOR NOTICE; MAILED NOTICE.|
|580.04||REQUISITES OF NOTICE.|
|580.041||FORECLOSURE ADVICE NOTICE.|
|580.045||RECORD OWNER WITH NO FINANCIAL INTEREST.|
|580.05||ATTORNEY TO FORECLOSE; RECORD OF POWER.|
|580.06||SALE, HOW AND BY WHOM MADE.|
|580.09||FORECLOSURE OF INSTALLMENT; SALE; PROCEEDS; REDEMPTION.|
|580.11||MORTGAGEE OR ASSIGNEE MAY PURCHASE.|
|580.12||CERTIFICATE OF SALE; RECORD; EFFECT.|
|580.13||PREMISES IN MORE THAN ONE COUNTY; RECORD.|
|580.14||EXECUTION AFTER EXPIRATION OF TERM.|
|580.15||PERPETUATING EVIDENCE OF SALE.|
|580.16||Repealed, 2005 c 4 s 153
|580.17||AFFIDAVIT OF COSTS.|
|580.18||EXCESSIVE COSTS OR INTEREST.|
|580.19||CERTIFICATE AS EVIDENCE.|
|580.20||ACTION TO SET ASIDE FOR CERTAIN DEFECTS.|
|580.21||ACTION TO SET ASIDE SALE; LIMITATION.|
|580.22||INTEREST OF PURCHASER; ATTACHMENT OR JUDGMENT.|
|580.225||SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT.|
|580.23||REDEMPTION BY MORTGAGOR; AFFIDAVIT OF NONAGRICULTURAL USE; WAIVER.|
|580.24||REDEMPTION BY CREDITOR.|
|580.25||REDEMPTION, HOW MADE.|
|580.26||CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION; RECORD.|
|580.27||EFFECT OF REDEMPTION.|
|580.28||ACTION TO SET ASIDE MORTGAGE; FORECLOSURE; REDEMPTION.|
|580.29||HOLDER OF JUNIOR MORTGAGE MAY PAY DEFAULT IN PRIOR MORTGAGE.|
|580.30||MORTGAGES, WHEN REINSTATED.|
580.001 APPLICATION OF LAWS 2005, CHAPTER 56, TERMINOLOGY CHANGES.
State agencies shall use the terminology changes specified in Laws 2005, chapter 56, section
1, when printed material and signage are replaced and new printed material and signage are
obtained. State agencies do not have to replace existing printed material and signage to comply
with Laws 2005, chapter 56, sections 1 and 2. Language changes made according to Laws 2005,
chapter 56, sections 1 and 2, shall not expand or exclude eligibility to services.
History: 2005 c 56 s 3
Subject to the provisions of section
, any mortgage of real estate containing a power
of sale, upon default being made in any condition thereof, may be foreclosed by advertisement.
History: (9602) RL s 4457; 1953 c 277 s 1
580.02 REQUISITES FOR FORECLOSURE.
To entitle any party to make such foreclosure, it is requisite:
(1) that some default in a condition of such mortgage has occurred, by which the power to
sell has become operative;
(2) that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt then remaining
secured by such mortgage, or any part thereof, or, if the action or proceeding has been instituted,
that the same has been discontinued, or that an execution upon the judgment rendered therein has
been returned unsatisfied, in whole or in part;
(3) that the mortgage has been recorded and, if it has been assigned, that all assignments
thereof have been recorded; provided, that, if the mortgage is upon registered land, it shall be
sufficient if the mortgage and all assignments thereof have been duly registered.
History: (9603) RL s 4458
580.03 NOTICE OF SALE; SERVICE ON OCCUPANT.
Six weeks' published notice shall be given that such mortgage will be foreclosed by sale of
the mortgaged premises or some part thereof, and at least four weeks before the appointed time of
sale a copy of such notice shall be served in like manner as a summons in a civil action in the
district court upon the person in possession of the mortgaged premises, if the same are actually
occupied. If there be a building on such premises used by a church or religious corporation, for
its usual meetings, service upon any officer or trustee of such corporation shall be a sufficient
service upon it. The notice required by section
must be served simultaneously with the
notice of foreclosure required by this section.
History: (9604) RL s 4459; 2004 c 263 s 22
NOTE: This section, as amended by Laws 2004, chapter 263, section 22, expires December
31, 2009. Laws 2004, chapter 263, section 26.
580.032 REQUEST FOR NOTICE; MAILED NOTICE.
Subdivision 1. Recording request for notice.
A person having a redeemable interest in real
property under section
, may record a request for notice of a mortgage foreclosure
by advertisement with the county recorder or registrar of titles of the county where the property is
located. To be effective for purposes of this section, a request for notice must be recorded as a
separate and distinct document, except a mechanic's lien statement recorded pursuant to section
also constitutes a request for notice if the mechanic's lien statement includes a legal
description of the real property and the name and mailing address of the mechanic's lien claimant.
Subd. 2. Content requirements.
A request for notice must specify: (1) the name and
mailing address of the person requesting notice; (2) a legal description of the real property; (3) a
description of the person's redeemable interest including, if applicable, the date and recording
information of the document creating the interest; and (4) a request for notice of a mortgage
foreclosure by advertisement. The request must be executed and acknowledged by the person
Subd. 3. Notice of pendency.
A person foreclosing a mortgage by advertisement shall record
a notice of the pendency of the foreclosure with the county recorder or registrar of titles in the
county in which the property is located before the first date of publication of the foreclosure notice
but not more than six months before the first date of publication.
Subd. 4. Mailed notice.
A person foreclosing a mortgage by advertisement shall mail, at
least 14 days before the date of sale, a copy of the notice of sale to each person requesting notice
in a recorded request for notice at the address specified in the recorded request for notice. Mailed
notice is deemed given upon deposit in the United States mail first class, postage prepaid, and
addressed to the person requesting notice. Notice need not be mailed to a person: (1) whose
request for notice was recorded before the recording of the mortgage being foreclosed or after
the recording of the notice of pendency provided in subdivision 3; (2) served pursuant to section
; or (3) who no longer has a redeemable interest.
Subd. 5. Effect of failure to mail notice.
If a person foreclosing a mortgage by advertisement
fails to mail a notice of the sale in accordance with subdivision 4, the failure does not invalidate
Subd. 6. Remedies.
If notice of the sale is not mailed in accordance with subdivision 4 to
a person with a properly recorded request for notice, the person requesting notice has a cause
of action against the person foreclosing the mortgage for money damages for the lesser of: (1)
the equity in the mortgaged premises that would have been available to the person if the person
had redeemed; or (2) the value of the person's redeemable interest. The value of a lien holder's
redeemable interest is the amount due on and secured by the lien. The person requesting notice has
the burden of proving that the notice of the sale was not mailed in accordance with subdivision 4
and that the person requesting notice had a valid redeemable interest in the mortgaged premises,
had measurable damages, had the financial ability to redeem, and did not have actual notice of
the sale at least 60 days before expiration of the mortgagor's period of redemption. An action
for damages resulting from failure to mail notice must be brought within two years of the date
of the sheriff's sale.
Subd. 7. Exception to damage claim.
Notwithstanding subdivision 6, if notice was not
mailed in accordance with subdivision 4 to a person requesting notice, the requester has no cause
of action against the person foreclosing the mortgage if at least 60 days before the mortgagor's
period of redemption expires, a copy of the sheriff's certificate of sale is mailed in the manner
provided in this section to the person requesting notice.
Subd. 8. No color of title.
The recording of a request for notice by itself does not give the
person requesting notice any interest in the mortgaged premises for any purpose. A recorded
request for notice does not constitute actual or constructive notice of any interest in the real
Subd. 9. Effective date.
This section is effective August 1, 1992. This section applies only to
mortgages foreclosed by advertisement when the first date of publication is after January 1, 1993.
History: 1992 c 463 s 32; 1993 c 6 s 3; 1993 c 40 s 1; 2005 c 4 s 144,145
580.04 REQUISITES OF NOTICE.
Each notice shall specify:
(1) the name of the mortgagor, the mortgagee, each assignee of the mortgage, if any, and the
original or maximum principal amount secured by the mortgage;
(2) the date of the mortgage, and when and where recorded, except where the mortgage is
upon registered land, in which case the notice shall state that fact, and when and where registered;
(3) the amount claimed to be due on the mortgage on the date of the notice;
(4) a description of the mortgaged premises, conforming substantially to that contained
in the mortgage;
(5) the time and place of sale;
(6) the time allowed by law for redemption by the mortgagor, the mortgagor's personal
representatives or assigns; and
(7) if the party foreclosing the mortgage desires to preserve the right to reduce the
redemption period under section
after the first publication of the notice, the notice
must also state in capital letters: "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION
BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR
ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED
UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION
, DETERMINING, AMONG
OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A
RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED."
History: (9605) RL s 4460; 1967 c 248 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 328 art 3 s 6; 1Sp1989 c 2
s 6; 2004 c 234 s 3
580.041 FORECLOSURE ADVICE NOTICE.
Subdivision 1.[Renumbered subd 1b]
Subd. 1a. Applicability.
This section applies to foreclosure of mortgages under this chapter
on property consisting of one to four family dwelling units, one of which the owner occupies as
the owner's principal place of residency on the date of service of the notice of sale on the owner.
Subd. 1b. Form and delivery of notice.
The notice required by this section must be in
14-point boldface type and must be printed on colored paper that is other than the color of the
notice of foreclosure and that does not obscure or overshadow the content of the notice. The
title of the notice must be in 20-point boldface type. The notice must be on its own page. The
notice required by this section must be delivered with the notice of foreclosure required by
. The notice required by this section also must be delivered with
each subsequent written communication regarding the foreclosure mailed to the mortgagor by
the foreclosing party up to the day of redemption. A foreclosing mortgagee will be deemed to
have complied with this section if it sends the notice required by this section at least once every
60 days during the period of the foreclosure process. The notice required by this section must
not be published.
Subd. 2. Content of notice.
The notice required by this section must appear substantially
"Help For Homeowners in Foreclosure
Minnesota law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please
read it carefully.
Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about "saving"
your home. You should be careful about any such promises.
The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure before
entering into any agreements with anyone in connection with the foreclosure of your home.
There are government agencies and nonprofit organizations that you may contact for
helpful information about the foreclosure process. For the name and telephone number of
an organization near you please call the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) at
(insert telephone number). The state does not guarantee the advice of these agencies.
Do not delay dealing with the foreclosure because your options may become more limited
as time passes."
Subd. 3. Affidavit.
Any person may establish compliance with or inapplicability of this
section by recording, with the county recorder or registrar of titles, an affidavit by a person
having knowledge of the facts, stating that the notice required by this section has been delivered
in compliance with this section or that this section is not applicable because the property
described in the notice of foreclosure did not consist of one to four family dwelling units, one
of which was occupied by the owner as the owner's principal place of residency. The affidavit
and a certified copy of a recorded affidavit shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated in
the affidavit. The affidavit may be recorded regarding any foreclosure sale, including foreclosure
sales which occurred prior to August 1, 2005, and may be recorded separately or as part of
the record of a foreclosure.
Subd. 4. Validation of foreclosure sales.
No mortgage foreclosure sale under this chapter
shall be invalid because of failure to comply with this section unless an action to invalidate the
sale is commenced and a notice of lis pendens is filed with the county recorder or registrar of
titles within one year after the last day of the redemption period of the mortgagor, the mortgagor's
personal representatives, or assigns. This subdivision shall not affect any action or proceeding
pending on August 1, 2005, or which is commenced before February 1, 2006, in any court of this
state, provided a notice of lis pendens of the action is filed with the county recorder or registrar
of titles before February 1, 2006.
History: 2004 c 263 s 23; 2005 c 10 art 1 s 76; 2005 c 119 s 5-7,9
NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2004, chapter 263, section 23, expires December
31, 2009. Laws 2004, chapter 263, section 26.
580.045 RECORD OWNER WITH NO FINANCIAL INTEREST.
A notice of foreclosure required under section
must include the name of each
mortgagor who, at the time of first publication of the notice, has been released from financial
obligation on the mortgage and a statement that the named mortgagor has been released from
financial obligation on the mortgage.
History: 1988 c 421 s 1
580.05 ATTORNEY TO FORECLOSE; RECORD OF POWER.
When an attorney at law is employed to conduct such foreclosure, the authority of the
attorney at law shall appear by power of attorney executed and acknowledged by the mortgagee
or assignee of the mortgage in the same manner as a conveyance, and recorded prior to the sale in
the county where the foreclosure proceedings are had. If such attorney be employed on behalf
of such mortgagee or assignee by an attorney in fact, the attorney's authority shall likewise be
evidenced by recorded power.
History: (9606) RL s 4461; 1986 c 444
580.06 SALE, HOW AND BY WHOM MADE.
The sale shall be made by the sheriff or the sheriff's deputy at public vendue to the highest
bidder, in the county in which the premises to be sold, or some part thereof, are situated, between
9:00 a.m. and the setting of the sun.
History: (9607) RL s 4462; 1986 c 444
The sale may be postponed, from time to time, by the party conducting the foreclosure, by
inserting a notice of the postponement, as soon as practicable, in the newspaper in which the
original advertisement was published, and continuing the publication until the time to which the
sale is postponed, at the expense of the party requesting the postponement.
History: (9608) RL s 4463; 1993 c 6 s 4
580.08 SEPARATE TRACTS.
If the mortgaged premises consist of separate and distinct farms or tracts, they shall be sold
separately, and no more farms or tracts shall be sold than are necessary to satisfy the amount due
on such mortgage at the date of notice of such sale, with interest, taxes paid, and costs of sale.
History: (9609) RL s 4464
580.09 FORECLOSURE OF INSTALLMENT; SALE; PROCEEDS; REDEMPTION.
Where a mortgage is given to secure the payment of money by installments, each installment,
either for principal or interest, or both, as is due at any time, may be taken and deemed to be
a separate and independent mortgage, and such mortgage for each such installment may be
foreclosed by advertisement or by action, in the same manner and with like effect as if a separate
mortgage were given for each of such installments, and such foreclosure may be made and sale
had subject to the installments yet to become due upon the mortgage; and a redemption from any
such sale shall have the like effect as if the sale for such installment had been made upon an
independent subsequent mortgage; provided in such cases the attorney's fee on the foreclosure so
made shall not exceed the amount permitted by law in case of a mortgage securing the amount of
the debt then due on such foreclosure. The proceeds of the sale shall be applied first in payment
of the costs of the foreclosure sale, and of the installment due, with interest thereon, taxes and
insurance premiums paid, if any, and then towards the payment of the residue of the sum secured
by such mortgage, and not due and payable at the time of such sale; and, if such residue does
not bear interest, such application shall be made with rebate of the legal interest for the time
during which the residue shall not be due and payable; and the surplus, if any, shall be paid to
the subsequent lienors, if any, in the order of their priority, and then to the owner of the equity
of redemption, the owner's legal representatives or assigns. In case of redemption from any sale
herein authorized, at the option of the redemptioner, the whole amount remaining unpaid on the
mortgage, with interest and other items, if any, which have become part of the amount secured by
the lien of the mortgage, may be included in the amount paid on redemption and, in such event,
the redemption so made shall have like effect as if the foreclosure sale had been made for the
entire amount secured by the mortgage, including such additional items.
Before any sale herein authorized, the holder of the mortgage shall file with the sheriff
a verified itemized statement in writing showing the entire amount remaining unpaid on the
mortgage, including taxes and insurance premiums paid and other items which have become part
of the amount secured, and the rate of interest to accrue on same, which statement shall be subject
to public inspection and shall be read by the sheriff at the sale, immediately after reading the
notice of sale. The certificate of sale shall set forth correctly, in addition to the amount of sale,
the remaining amount still unpaid on and secured by the mortgage, subject to which the sale is
made, and the rate of interest to accrue on same. If, during the time to redeem from the sale, any
additional or other item, other than interest at the rate so stated in the certificate, shall attach to
such amount subject to which the sale was made, or any change shall occur in such amount or
the rate of interest thereon, the facts with respect thereto shall be set forth by affidavit, made and
recorded, and a copy furnished the sheriff, in accordance with the provisions of section
and the provisions of that section shall apply thereto.
History: (9610) RL s 4465; 1925 c 280 s 1; 1986 c 444; 2005 c 4 s 146
In all cases not provided for in section
, if, after sale of any real estate, made as herein
prescribed, there remains in the hands of the officer making the sale any surplus money, after
satisfying the mortgage, with interest, taxes paid, and costs of sale, the surplus shall be paid over
by such officer, on demand, to the mortgagor, the mortgagor's legal representatives or assigns.
History: (9611) RL s 4466; 1986 c 444
580.11 MORTGAGEE OR ASSIGNEE MAY PURCHASE.
The mortgagee, the mortgagee's assignee, or the legal representative of either or both, may
fairly and in good faith purchase the premises so advertised, or any part thereof, at such sale.
History: (9612) RL s 4467; 1986 c 444
580.12 CERTIFICATE OF SALE; RECORD; EFFECT.
When any sale of real property is made under a power of sale contained in any mortgage,
the officer shall make and deliver to the purchaser a certificate, executed in the same manner as
a conveyance, containing:
(1) a description of the mortgage;
(2) a description of the property sold;
(3) the price paid for each parcel sold;
(4) the time and place of the sale, and the name of the purchaser; and
(5) the time allowed by law for redemption, provided that if the redemption period stated in
the certificate is five weeks and a longer redemption period was stated in the published notice of
foreclosure sale, a certified copy of the court order entered under section
reduction of the redemption period to five weeks, must be attached to the certificate.
A certificate which states a five-week redemption period must be recorded within ten days
after the sale; any other certificate must be recorded within 20 days after the sale. When so
recorded, upon expiration of the time for redemption, the certificate shall operate as a conveyance
to the purchaser or the purchaser's assignee of all the right, title, and interest of the mortgagor in
and to the premises named therein at the date of such mortgage, without any other conveyance. A
certificate must not contain a time allowed for redemption that is less than the time specified by
, whichever applies.
History: (9613) RL s 4468; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 328 art 3 s 7; 1994 c 388 art 1 s 6
580.13 PREMISES IN MORE THAN ONE COUNTY; RECORD.
If any mortgage covering real estate in more than one county be foreclosed by proceedings
had in one county, and the mortgage debt be thereby paid, in whole or in part, there may be
recorded by the county recorder of the other county a certified copy of the certificate of sale
and other foreclosure proceedings of record in the county in which the foreclosure proceedings
History: (9616) RL s 4470; 1976 c 181 s 2
580.14 EXECUTION AFTER EXPIRATION OF TERM.
Where the term of office of the sheriff or deputy who made the sale expires within 20 days
thereafter, and before executing the certificate required by law, that sheriff or deputy may execute
and acknowledge the same in like manner and with like effect as if the term had not expired.
History: (9617) RL s 4471; 1986 c 444
580.15 PERPETUATING EVIDENCE OF SALE.
Any party desiring to perpetuate the evidence of any sale made in pursuance of this chapter
(1) an affidavit of the publication of the notice of sale and of any notice of postponement to
be made by the printer of the newspaper in which the same was inserted or by some person in the
printer's employ knowing the facts;
(2) an affidavit or return of service of such notice upon the occupant of the mortgaged
premises to be made by the officer or person making such service or, in case the premises were
vacant or unoccupied at the time the service must be made, an affidavit or return showing that
fact, to be made by the officer or person attempting to make such service;
(3) an affidavit by the person foreclosing the mortgage, or that person's attorney, or someone
knowing the facts, setting forth the facts relating to the military service status of the owner of
the mortgaged premises at the time of sale;
(4) an affidavit by the person foreclosing the mortgage, or that person's attorney, or someone
having knowledge of the facts, setting forth the fact of service of notice of sale upon the secretary
of the Treasury of the United States or the secretary's delegate in accordance with the provisions of
Section 7425 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as amended by Section 109 of the Federal Tax
Lien Act of 1966, and also setting forth the fact of service of notice of sale upon the commissioner
of revenue of the state of Minnesota in accordance with the provisions of section
. Any such affidavit recorded prior to May 16, 1967 shall be effective as prima
facie evidence of the facts therein contained as though recorded subsequent to May 16, 1967;
(5) an affidavit by the person foreclosing the mortgage, or that person's attorney, or someone
having knowledge of the facts, setting forth the names of the persons to whom a notice of sale
was mailed as provided by section
Such affidavits and returns shall be recorded by the county recorder and they and the records
thereof, and certified copies of such records, shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein
The affidavit provided for in clause (3) hereof may be made and recorded for the purpose of
complying with the provisions of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, passed by the
Congress of the United States and approved on October 17, 1940, and may be made and recorded
at any time subsequent to the date of the mortgage foreclosure sale.
History: (9618) RL s 4472; 1941 c 477 s 1; 1967 c 428 s 1; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1982 c 523 art 2
s 48; 1986 c 444; 1992 c 463 s 33; 2005 c 4 s 147; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17
580.17 AFFIDAVIT OF COSTS.
Within ten days after the filing for record of the certificate of sale, the party foreclosing,
or the party's attorney, shall make and record with the county recorder an affidavit containing
a detailed bill of the costs and disbursements of the foreclosure, including attorney's fees, and
setting forth that the same have been absolutely and unconditionally paid or incurred. Costs and
disbursements shall be allowed as provided in section
History: (9620) RL s 4474; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1983 c 93 s 2; 1986 c 444; 2005 c 4 s 148
580.18 EXCESSIVE COSTS OR INTEREST.
At any time within one year after the sale, the mortgagor, the mortgagor's heirs or assigns,
may recover from the owner of the mortgage at the time of foreclosure three times the amount of
any sums charged as costs or disbursements on such foreclosure but not absolutely paid, unless
such amounts have been paid to the mortgagor or the mortgagor's assigns.
History: (9621) RL s 4475; 1986 c 444
580.19 CERTIFICATE AS EVIDENCE.
Every sheriff's certificate of sale made under a power to sell contained in a mortgage shall be
prima facie evidence that all the requirements of law in that behalf have been complied with, and
prima facie evidence of title in fee thereunder in the purchaser at such sale, the purchaser's heirs
or assigns, after the time for redemption therefrom has expired.
History: (9622) RL s 4476; 1986 c 444
580.20 ACTION TO SET ASIDE FOR CERTAIN DEFECTS.
No such sale shall be held invalid or be set aside by reason of any defect in the notice thereof,
or in the publication or service of such notice, or in the proceedings of the officer making the sale,
unless the action in which the validity of such sale is called in question be commenced, or the
defense alleging its invalidity be interposed, with reasonable diligence, and not later than five
years after the date of such sale; provided that persons under disability to sue when such sale was
made by reason of being minors, insane persons, persons developmentally disabled, or persons in
captivity or in any country with which the United States is at war, may commence such action or
interpose such defense at any time within five years after the removal of such disability.
History: (9623) RL s 4477; 2005 c 56 s 1
580.21 ACTION TO SET ASIDE SALE; LIMITATION.
No such sale shall be held invalid or set aside unless the action in which its validity is called
in question be commenced, or the defense alleging its invalidity be interposed, within 15 years
after the date of such sale; provided that persons under disability, as provided in section
may commence such action or interpose such defense within the time therein provided. This
section shall not affect or prejudice the rights of any bona fide purchaser.
History: (9624) RL s 4478
580.22 INTEREST OF PURCHASER; ATTACHMENT OR JUDGMENT.
The interest acquired upon such sale is subject to the lien of any attachment or judgment
duly made or docketed against the person holding the same, as in case of real property, and may
be attached and sold on execution in the same manner.
History: (9625) RL s 4479
580.225 SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT.
The amount received from foreclosure sale under this chapter is full satisfaction of the
mortgage debt, except as provided in section
History: 1986 c 398 art 19 s 2
580.23 REDEMPTION BY MORTGAGOR; AFFIDAVIT OF NONAGRICULTURAL
Subdivision 1. Six-month redemption period.
When lands have been sold in conformity
with the preceding sections of this chapter, the mortgagor, the mortgagor's personal representatives
or assigns, within six months after such sale, except as otherwise provided in subdivision 2 or
, may redeem such lands, as hereinafter provided, by paying the sum
of money for which the same were sold, with interest from the time of sale at the rate provided
to be paid on the mortgage debt and, if no rate be provided in the mortgage note, at the rate of
six percent per annum, together with any further sums which may be payable as provided in
Subd. 2. 12-month redemption period.
Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 1
hereof, when lands have been sold in conformity with the preceding sections of this chapter, the
mortgagor, the mortgagor's personal representatives or assigns, within 12 months after such sale,
may redeem such lands in accordance with the provisions of payment of subdivision 1 thereof, if:
(1) the mortgage was executed prior to July 1, 1967;
(2) the amount claimed to be due and owing as of the date of the notice of foreclosure sale is
less than 66-2/3 percent of the original principal amount secured by the mortgage;
(3) the mortgage was executed prior to July 1, 1987, and the mortgaged premises, as of the
date of the execution of the mortgage, exceeded ten acres in size;
(4) the mortgage was executed prior to August 1, 1994, and the mortgaged premises, as of
the date of the execution of the mortgage, exceeded ten acres but did not exceed 40 acres in size
and was in agricultural use as defined in section
40A.02, subdivision 3
(5) the mortgaged premises, as of the date of the execution of the mortgage, exceeded 40
acres in size; or
(6) the mortgage was executed on or after August 1, 1994, and the mortgaged premises, as of
the date of the execution of the mortgage, exceeded ten acres but did not exceed 40 acres in size
and was in agricultural use. For purposes of this clause, "in agricultural use" means that at least a
portion of the mortgaged premises was classified for ad valorem tax purposes as:
(i) class 2a agricultural homestead property under section
273.13, subdivision 23
(ii) class 2b rural or agricultural nonhomestead property under section
273.13, subdivision 23
(iii) class 1b agricultural homestead property under section
273.13, subdivision 22
(iv) exempt wetlands under section
272.02, subdivision 11
Subd. 3. Affidavit of nonagricultural use.
(a) With respect to mortgages executed prior
to August 1, 1994, an affidavit signed by the mortgagor and a certificate signed by the county
assessor where the land is located stating that the mortgaged premises as legally described in the
affidavit and certificate are not in agricultural use as defined in section
40A.02, subdivision 3
may be recorded in the office of the county recorder or registrar of titles where the property is
located and are prima facie evidence of the facts contained in the affidavit and certificate.
(b) With respect to mortgages executed on or after August 1, 1994, an affidavit signed by the
mortgagor and a certificate signed by the county assessor where the land is located, stating that
the mortgaged premises as legally described in the affidavit and certificate are not in agricultural
use, may be recorded in the office of the county recorder or registrar of titles where the property is
located and are prima facie evidence of the facts contained in the affidavit and certificate. For
purposes of this paragraph, "not in agricultural use" means that no portion of the mortgaged
premises, as legally described in the affidavit or certificate, is currently classified for ad valorem
tax purposes in any classification listed in subdivision 2, clause (6), item (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv).
Subd. 4. Waiver; 12-month redemption for ag use.
A mortgagor, before or at the time of
granting a mortgage executed on or after August 1, 1994, may waive in writing the mortgagor's
right under subdivision 2, clause (6), to have a 12-month redemption period based upon the
premises being in agricultural use as of the date of execution of the mortgage. The written waiver
must be either a document separate from the mortgage or a separately executed and acknowledged
addendum to the mortgage on a separate page. If the written waiver is a separate document, it
must be in recordable form and must either recite the recorded document number of the mortgage
or recite the names of the mortgagor and mortgagee, the legal description of the mortgaged
property, and the date of the mortgage. If the written waiver is a separate document, it must be
recorded in the office of the county recorder or registrar of titles no later than ten days after the
recording of the mortgage. Where there is a waiver of the rights under subdivision 2, clause (6),
the redemption period in subdivision 1 applies.
History: (9626) RL s 4480; 1967 c 248 s 2; 1982 c 473 s 29; 1986 c 398 art 19 s 3; 1986 c
444; 1987 c 230 s 1,2; 1989 c 328 art 3 s 8; 1993 c 40 s 2; 1994 c 587 art 5 s 26; 2005 c 4 s 149
580.24 REDEMPTION BY CREDITOR.
(a) If no redemption is made by the mortgagor, the mortgagor's personal representatives or
assigns, the most senior creditor having a legal or equitable lien upon the mortgaged premises, or
some part of it, subsequent to the foreclosed mortgage, may redeem within seven days after the
expiration of the redemption period determined under section
, whichever is
applicable; and each subsequent creditor having a lien may redeem, in the order of priority of
their respective liens, within seven days after the time allowed the prior lienholder by paying the
amount required under this section. However, no creditor is entitled to redeem unless, within the
period allowed for redemption by the mortgagor, the creditor:
(1) records with each county recorder and registrar of titles where the foreclosed mortgage is
recorded a notice of the creditor's intention to redeem;
(2) records in each office where the notice is recorded all documents necessary to create the
lien on the mortgaged premises and to evidence the creditor's ownership of the lien; and
(3) after complying with clauses (1) and (2), delivers to the sheriff who conducted the
foreclosure sale or the sheriff's successor in office a copy of each of the documents required to
be recorded under clauses (1) and (2), with the office, date and time of filing for record stated
on the first page of each document.
The sheriff shall maintain for public inspection all documents delivered to the sheriff and
shall note the date of delivery on each document. The sheriff may charge a fee of $100 for the
documents delivered to the sheriff relating to each lien. The sheriff shall maintain copies of
documents delivered to the sheriff for a period of six months after the end of the mortgagor's
(b) Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and the first day following the expiration of the prior
redemption period must be included in computing the seven-day redemption period. When the
last day of the period falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, that day must be omitted from
the computation. All mechanic's lienholders who have coordinate liens shall have one combined
seven-day period to redeem.
(c) The amount required to redeem from the holder of the sheriff's certificate of sale is the
amount required under section
. The amount required to redeem from a person holding a
certificate of redemption is:
(1) the amount paid to redeem as shown on the certificate of redemption; plus
(2) interest on that amount to the date of redemption; plus
(3) the amount claimed due on the person's lien, as shown on the affidavit under section
, clause (3).
The amount required to redeem may be paid to the holder of the sheriff's certificate of sale or
the certificate of redemption, as the case may be, or to the sheriff for the holder.
History: (9627) RL s 4481; 1967 c 248 s 3; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1983 c 99 s 3; 1986 c 444; 1989
c 328 art 3 s 9; 1998 c 262 s 10; 2000 c 320 s 6; 2004 c 234 s 4; 2005 c 4 s 150
580.25 REDEMPTION, HOW MADE.
Redemption shall be made as provided in this section.
The person desiring to redeem shall pay the amount required by law for the redemption, and
shall produce to the person or officer receiving the redemption payment:
(1) a copy of the docket of the judgment, or of the deed or mortgage, or of the record or
files evidencing any other lien under which the person claims a right to redeem, certified by the
officer with custody of the docket, record, or files, or the original deed or mortgage with the
certificate of record endorsed on it;
(2) a copy of any assignment necessary to evidence the person's ownership of the lien,
certified by the officer with custody of the assignment, or the original of each instrument of
assignment with the certificate of record endorsed on it. If the redemption is under an assignment
of a judgment, the assignment shall be filed in the court entering the judgment, as provided by
law, and the person so redeeming shall produce a certified copy of it and of the record of its filing,
and the copy of the docket shall show that the proper entry was made upon the docket. No further
evidence of the assignment of the judgment is required unless the mortgaged premises or part of
it is registered property, in which case the judgment and all assignments of the judgment must
be entered as a memorial upon the certificate of title to the mortgaged premises and the original
judgment and each assignment with the certificate of record endorsed on it, or a copy certified by
the registrar of titles, must be produced; and
(3) an affidavit of the person or the person's agent, showing the amount then actually claimed
due on the person's lien and required to be paid on the lien in order to redeem from the person.
If redemption is made to the sheriff, the sheriff may charge a fee of $250 for issuing the
certificate of redemption and any related service. No other fee may be charged by the sheriff
for a redemption.
Within 24 hours after a redemption is made, the person redeeming shall cause the documents
so required to be produced to be filed with the county recorder, or registrar of titles, who may
receive fees as prescribed in section
. If the redemption is made at any place
other than the county seat, it is sufficient forthwith to deposit the documents in the nearest post
office, addressed to the recorder or registrar of titles, with the postage prepaid. A person recording
documents produced for redemption shall, on the same day, deliver copies of the documents to the
sheriff for public inspection. The sheriff may receive a fee of $20 for the documents delivered
following a redemption. The sheriff shall note the date of delivery on the documents and shall
maintain for public inspection all documents delivered to the sheriff for a period of six months
after the end of the mortgagor's redemption period.
History: (9628) RL s 4482; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1983 c 99 s 4; 1986 c 444; 2004 c 234 s 5
580.26 CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION; RECORD.
The person or officer from whom such redemption is made shall make and deliver to the
person redeeming a certificate executed and acknowledged in the same manner as a conveyance,
(1) the name of the person redeeming, and the amount paid by the person on such redemption;
(2) a description of the sale for which such redemption is made, and of the property redeemed;
(3) a statement of the claim upon which such redemption is made and, if upon a lien, the
amount claimed to be due thereon at the date of redemption.
If redemption is made by the owner of the property sold, the owner's heirs, personal
representatives, or assigns, such certificate shall be recorded within four days after the expiration
of the year allowed the owner for redemption and, if made by a creditor holding a lien, the
certificate shall be recorded within four days after such redemption. Unless so recorded, the
certificate shall be void as against any person in good faith redeeming from the same person or lien.
History: (9629) RL s 4483; 1986 c 444
580.27 EFFECT OF REDEMPTION.
If redemption is made by the owner of the property sold, the owner's heirs, personal
representatives or assigns, such redemption annuls the sale; if by a creditor holding a lien on
the property, or some part thereof, the certificate of redemption, executed, acknowledged, and
recorded as provided in section
, operates as an assignment to the creditor of the right
acquired under such sale, subject to such right of any other person to redeem as provided by law.
History: (9630) RL s 4484; 1986 c 444
580.28 ACTION TO SET ASIDE MORTGAGE; FORECLOSURE; REDEMPTION.
When an action is brought wherein it is claimed that any mortgage as to the plaintiff or
person for whose benefit the action is brought is fraudulent or void, or has been paid or discharged,
in whole or in part, if such mortgage has been foreclosed by advertisement, and the time for
redemption from the foreclosure sale will expire before final judgment in such action, the plaintiff
or beneficiary having the right to redeem, for the purpose of saving such right in case the action
fails, may deposit with the sheriff before the time of redemption expires the amount for which the
mortgaged premises were sold, with interest thereon to the time of deposit, together with a bond
to the holder of the sheriff's certificate of sale, in an amount and with sureties to be approved by
the sheriff, conditioned to pay all interest that may accrue or be allowed on such deposit if the
action fail. The person shall, in writing, notify such sheriff that the person claims the mortgage to
be fraudulent or void, or to have been paid or discharged, in whole or in part, as the case may be,
and that such action is pending, and direct the sheriff to retain such money and bond until final
judgment. In case such action fails, such deposit shall operate as a redemption of the premises
from such foreclosure sale, and entitle the plaintiff to a certificate thereof. Such foreclosure,
deposit, bond, and notice shall be brought to the attention of the court by supplemental complaint
in the action, and the judgment shall determine the validity of the foreclosure sale, and the rights
of the parties to the moneys and bond so deposited, which shall be paid and delivered by the
sheriff as directed by such judgment upon delivery to the sheriff of a certified copy thereof. The
remedy herein provided shall be in addition to other remedies now existing.
History: (9631) RL s 4485; 1986 c 444
580.29 HOLDER OF JUNIOR MORTGAGE MAY PAY DEFAULT IN PRIOR
Any person who has a mortgage lien upon any land against which there exists a prior
mortgage may pay any taxes or assessments on which any penalty would otherwise accrue, and
may pay the premium upon any policy of insurance procured in renewal of any expiring policy
upon mortgaged premises, and may, in case any interest upon any prior or superior lien is in
default, or any part of the principal shall become due, or amortized installment which may be
in default upon any such prior lien, pay the same, and all such sums so paid shall become due
upon such payment and be a part of the debt secured by such junior mortgage, shall bear interest
from date of payment at the same rate as the indebtedness secured by such prior lien, and shall
be collectible with, as a part of, and in the same manner as, the amount secured by such junior
mortgage. Such payments shall be proved by the affidavit of the junior mortgagee, the junior
mortgagee's agent or attorney, stating the items and describing the premises, and a copy must be
recorded with the county recorder.
History: (9632) 1923 c 355 s 1; 1927 c 413; 1943 c 395 s 1; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1986 c 444;
2005 c 4 s 151
580.30 MORTGAGES, WHEN REINSTATED.
In any proceedings for the foreclosure of a real estate mortgage, whether by action or by
advertisement, if at any time before the sale of the premises under such foreclosure the mortgagor,
the owner, or any holder of any subsequent encumbrance or lien, or any one for them, shall pay or
cause to be paid to the holder of the mortgage so being foreclosed, or to the attorney foreclosing
the same, or to the sheriff of the county, the amount actually due thereon and constituting the
default actually existing in the conditions of the mortgage at the time of the commencement of
the foreclosure proceedings, including insurance, delinquent taxes, if any, upon the premises,
interest to date of payment, cost of publication and services of process or notices, attorney's fees
not exceeding $150 or one-half of the attorney's fees authorized by section
is greater, together with other lawful disbursements necessarily incurred in connection with the
proceedings by the party foreclosing, then, and in that event, the mortgage shall be fully reinstated
and further proceedings in such foreclosure shall be thereupon abandoned.
History: (9633) 1923 c 327 s 1; 1957 c 182 s 1; 1971 c 833 s 1