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357.18 COUNTY RECORDER.
    Subdivision 1. County recorder fees. The fees to be charged by the county recorder shall be
and not exceed the following:
(1) for indexing and recording any deed or other instrument a fee of $46; $10.50 shall be
paid to the state treasury and credited to the general fund; $10 shall be deposited in the technology
fund pursuant to subdivision 3; and $25.50 shall be deposited in the county general fund;
(2) for documents containing multiple assignments, partial releases or satisfactions a fee
of $46; if the document cites more than four recorded instruments, an additional fee of $10 for
each additional instrument cited over the first four citations;
(3) for certified copies of any records or papers, $10;
(4) for a noncertified copy of any instrument or writing on file or recorded in the office of
the county recorder, 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;
(5) for an abstract of title, 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 $10 for
every entry, $100 for abstract certificate, $1 per page for each exhibit included within an abstract
as a part of an abstract entry, and $5 per name for each required name search certification;
(6) for a copy of an official plat filed pursuant to section 505.08, the fee shall be $10 and an
additional $5 shall be charged for the certification of each plat;
(7) for filing an amended floor plan in accordance with chapter 515, an amended
condominium plat in accordance with chapter 515A, or a common interest community plat or
amendment complying with section 515B.2-110, subsection (c), the fee shall be 50 cents per
apartment or unit with a minimum fee of $56;
(8) for a copy of a floor plan filed pursuant to chapter 515, a copy of a condominium plat
filed in accordance with chapter 515A, or a copy of a common interest community plat complying
with section 515B.2-110, subsection (c), the fee shall be $1 for each page of the floor plan,
condominium plat or common interest community plat with a minimum fee of $10;
(9) for recording any plat, a fee of $56, of which $10.50 must be paid to the state treasury and
credited to the general fund, $10 must be deposited in the technology fund pursuant to subdivision
3, and $35.50 must be deposited in the county general fund; and
(10) for a noncertified copy of any document submitted for recording, if the original
document is accompanied by a copy or duplicate original, $2. Upon receipt of the copy or duplicate
original and payment of the fee, a county recorder shall return it marked "copy" or "duplicate,"
showing the recording date and, if available, the document number assigned to the original.
    Subd. 1a. Abstracting service fees. Fees fixed by or established pursuant to subdivision 1
shall be the maximum fee charged in all counties where the county recorder performs abstracting
services and shall be charged by persons authorized to perform abstracting services in county
buildings pursuant to section 386.18.
    Subd. 2. Fees for recording instruments in county recorder office. Notwithstanding the
provisions of any special law to the contrary, the established fees pursuant to subdivision 1 shall
be the fee charged in all counties for the specified service, other than Uniform Commercial
Code documents, and documents filed or recorded pursuant to sections 270C.63, subdivision
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, 272.481 to 272.488, 277.20, and 386.77.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed by amendment, 2005 c 136 art 14 s 6]
    Subd. 4. Technology fund. The $10 fee collected under subdivision 1, clause (1), shall be
deposited in a technology fund for obtaining, maintaining, and updating current technology
and equipment to provide services from the record system. The fund shall be disbursed at the
county recorder's discretion to provide modern information services from the records system.
The fund is a supplemental fund and shall not be construed to diminish the duty of the county
governing body to furnish funding for expenses and personnel necessary in the performance of
the duties of the office pursuant to section 386.015, subdivision 6, paragraph (a), clause (2), and to
comply with the requirements of section 357.182.
    Subd. 5. Variance from standards. A document should conform to the standards in section
507.093, paragraph (a), but should not be rejected unless the document is not legible or cannot
be archived. This subdivision applies only to documents dated after July 31, 1997, and does not
apply to Minnesota uniform conveyancing blanks on file in the office of the commissioner of
commerce provided for under section 507.09, certified copies, or any other form provided for
under Minnesota Statutes.
    Subd. 6. Registrar of titles' fees. The fees to be charged by the registrar of titles are in
sections 508.82 and 508A.82.
History: (7002) RL s 2706; 1907 c 256 s 1; 1911 c 376 s 1; 1947 c 458 s 1; 1951 c 484 s 1;
1969 c 995 s 5; 1971 c 454 s 1,2; 1973 c 35 s 63; 1974 c 493 s 1; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1980 c 560 s 1;
1985 c 281 s 5; 1990 c 358 s 1; 1991 c 226 s 1; 1991 c 291 art 18 s 12; 1992 c 513 art 4 s 43; 1993
c 73 s 1; 1993 c 192 s 95; 1994 c 416 art 1 s 42; 1996 c 338 art 3 s 2; 1999 c 11 art 3 s 11; 1Sp2001
c 10 art 2 s 77; 2002 c 365 s 7; 2005 c 136 art 14 s 6; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17; 1Sp2005 c 7 s 12