507.328 MORTGAGES AND DEEDS OF TRUST OF PIPELINE COMPANIES; FILING
Subdivision 1. Filing with secretary of state.
A mortgage or deed of trust to secure a debt
executed by a pipeline company engaged in the business of transporting oil, gas, petroleum
products, or other commodities that may be transported by pipeline, other than a "public utility"
as defined in Minnesota Statutes 1982, section
, covering the whole or any part of
its easements or other less than fee simple interests in real estate used in the transportation or
distribution of oil, gas, petroleum products, or other commodities that may be transported by
pipeline, and also covering the fixtures of the pipeline company which are annexed to the pipeline
must be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State along with or as a part of the financing
statement covering the fixtures. The filing of the mortgage or deed of trust shall have the same
effect, and shall be notice of the rights and interests of the mortgagee or trustee in the easements
and other less than fee simple interests in real estate to the same extent as if the mortgage or deed
of trust were duly recorded in the office of the county recorder, or duly registered in the office of
the registrar of titles of the county or counties in which the real estate is situated. The mortgages
or deeds of trust may by their terms include after-acquired property, real and personal, and shall
be as valid and effectual for that purpose as if the after-acquired property were owned by, and in
possession of, the company giving the mortgage and deed of trust at the time of the execution.
Notwithstanding the Uniform Commercial Code the filing and recording of the mortgage and
deed of trust in the office of the secretary of state shall be notice of the rights of all parties in the
real and personal property and fixtures covered by the filing and will so remain until satisfied or
discharged without further affidavit, continuation statement, or proceeding.
Subd. 2. Effect of prior instrument.
For the purposes of this section, any mortgage or deed
of trust filed under this section shall be deemed to contain a sufficient description to give notice of
the rights and interest of the mortgagee or trustee in the easements and other less than fee simple
interests in the real estate used for the transmission of oil, gas, petroleum products, or other
commodities which may be transported by pipeline if the mortgage and deed of trust states that
the security includes rights-of-way, transmission systems, or lines of the pipeline company, or
all property owned by the pipeline company.
Subd. 3. Nonapplication.
This section shall not apply to any real estate owned by a pipeline
company in fee simple.
History: 1967 c 338 s 1,2; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1983 c 87 s 1; 1984 c 628 art 5 s 1; 2005 c 69
art 1 s 21