A recital of the existence of an unrecorded mortgage in an instrument:
(1) that affects title to real property and
(2) is recorded with the county recorder of the county where the real property is located,
is not actual or constructive notice to a subsequent purchaser or encumbrancer once five years have passed since the date of the instrument containing the recital, unless the conditions in subdivision 2 are met.
If, in the circumstances described in subdivision 1, an action to foreclose the unrecorded mortgage was commenced and a notice of pendency or notice of lis pendens was recorded during the five-year period, then, the recital is actual or constructive notice of the unrecorded mortgage to a subsequent purchaser or encumbrancer of the real property.
This section does not limit or extend the period, set out in section 541.03, to bring an action to foreclose a mortgage.
This section does not affect a proceeding to foreclose a mortgage pending on August 1, 1994, or to be commenced in a court of this state if, before March 1, 1995, a notice of lis pendens has been recorded in the office of the county recorder or filed in the office of the registrar of titles.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes