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508.63 REGISTRATION OF INSTRUMENTS CREATING LIENS; JUDGMENTS.
No judgment requiring the payment of money shall be a lien upon registered land, except as
herein provided. Any person claiming such lien shall file with the registrar a certified copy of the
judgment, together with a written statement containing a description of each parcel of land in
which the judgment debtor has a registered interest and upon which the lien is claimed, and a
proper reference to the certificate or certificates of title to such land. Upon filing such copy and
statement, the registrar shall enter a memorial of such judgment upon each certificate designated
in such statement, and the judgment shall thereupon be and become a lien upon the judgment
debtor's interest in the land described in such certificate or certificates. At any time after filing the
certified copy of such judgment, any person claiming the lien may, by filing a written statement,
as herein provided, cause a memorial of such judgment to be entered upon any certificate of title
to land in which the judgment debtor has a registered interest and not described in any previous
statement and the judgment shall thereupon be and become a lien upon the judgment debtor's
interest in such land. The public authority for child support enforcement may present for filing a
notice of judgment lien under section 548.091 with identifying information for a parcel of real
property. Upon receipt of the notice of judgment lien, the registrar shall enter a memorial of it
upon each certificate which can reasonably be identified as owned by the judgment debtor on the
basis of the information provided. The judgment shall survive and the lien thereof shall continue
for a period of ten years from the date of the judgment and no longer, and the registrar of titles
shall not carry forward to a new certificate of title the memorial of the judgment after that period.
In every case where an instrument of any description, or a copy of any writ, order, or decree, is
required by law to be filed or recorded in order to create or preserve any lien, writ, or attachment
upon unregistered land, such instrument or copy, if intended to affect registered land, shall, in lieu
of recording, be filed and registered with the registrar. In addition to any facts required by law
to be stated in such instruments to entitle them to be filed or recorded, they shall also contain a
reference to the number of the certificate of title of the land to be affected, and, if the attachment,
charge, or lien is not claimed on all the land described in any certificate of title, such instrument
shall contain a description sufficient to identify the land.
History: (8309) RL s 3431; 1905 c 305 s 61; 1977 c 21 s 7; 1996 c 338 art 1 s 2; 1997 c
203 art 6 s 32