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507.0944 RECORDING OF DOCUMENTS.

(a) A recorder or registrar may:

(1) receive, index, store, archive, and transmit electronic documents;

(2) provide for access to documents and other information by electronic means;

(3) provide for search and retrieval of documents and other information by electronic means;

(4) index, store, and archive, in electronic form, paper documents accepted for recording;

(5) convert into electronic form the record of documents recorded or registered before the recorder or registrar began to record electronic documents;

(6) accept electronically any fee or tax that the recorder or registrar is authorized to collect; and

(7) agree with other officials of this state or a political subdivision of this state on procedures or processes to facilitate the electronic satisfaction of conditions to recording and the electronic payment of fees and taxes.

(b) A recorder who accepts electronic documents for recording shall:

(1) continue to accept paper documents; and

(2) place entries for paper documents and electronic documents in the same index.

(c) A registrar who accepts electronic documents for registration shall:

(1) continue to accept paper documents; and

(2) place entries for paper documents and electronic documents in the same index.