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Today’s Discussion. History of the recording fee How did we get to where we are today Overview of MN Statute 357.18 and 357.182 Recorder’s Technology Fund County Integration Fund Recording Standards/Performance Measures. 1. St. Louis County Recorder’s Department. In the beginning.

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Today’s Discussion

  • History of the recording fee

    • How did we get to where we are today

  • Overview of MN Statute 357.18 and 357.182

    • Recorder’s Technology Fund

    • County Integration Fund

    • Recording Standards/Performance Measures

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    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    In the beginning

    County recorders worked in a paper based world…

    • Hand scribed records

    • Manual Typewriters

    • Electric Typewriters/Memory Cards

    • Microfilm, Copiers, etc.

    • Then Computers…

    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    Recording Fee

    • 1989-MN Statute 383C.725 raised the St. Louis County recording fee to $15.00

      • $5.00 per doc./Equipment Fund

    • 1991-Recording fee raised to $15.00 statewide

    • 1992-State added a $2.00 surcharge $1.60/state & .40 retained by counties

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    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    Recording Fee

    • 1993State increased the surcharge $4.50

      • $4.00/state & .50/counites

      • Recording fee was $19.50

    • 1994 $1.00 Equipment Fund Created

    2001State increased the surcharge $5.00

    • .50 increase went to MN eRecording Task force

    • Recording fee was $20.00

    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    Recording Fee

    • 2002-I began to lobby MCRA to increase the recording fee

    • 2004 MCRA passed resolution & developed strategy to increase the fee

      • Kay Wrucke, Martin County Rec.

    • 8/2005“County Fees and Recording Standards for Recording of Real Estate Documents” passed into law

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    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    How does it work?

    • The “base” recording fee is now a flat $46.00per document

    • Created the Recorder’s Tech. Fund

    • Created the County Integration Fund

    • Created Performance Measures

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    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    Performance Measures

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    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    New County Recording Fee

    • Base fee is $46.00 pursuant to MN Statute 357.182 & prohibits counties from adding any type of “add on “ fee

    • 357.18, Subd. 1 (1)

    • $10.50 State Surcharge

    • $10.00 Recorder’s Technology Fund

    • 357.18, Subd. 4 - Discretion of the Recorder

    • $ 25.50 in the County General Fund

    • 357.182, Subd. 7, Creates the Integration Fund - $11.00 from the $25.50 General Fund. How?

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    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    Recording Fee Structure

    • “Each county shall segregate the additional unallocated fee…)

    • Base fee is $46.00

      $ 10.50 State Surcharge

    • $ 10.00 Recorder’s Technology Fund

    • $ 11.00 Integration Fund

    • $ 14.50 in the County General Fund

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    St. Louis County Recorder’s Department


    Thank You

    Questions?


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