Fee Schedule

Abstract Property Recording Fees

(Minn. Stat. 357.18, effective 7/1/2005)

ALL FILING FEES ARE PAYABLE TO THE BIG STONE COUNTY RECORDER

  • Recording any document other than EXCEPTIONS listed below:
    • $46.00
  • Recording documents containing multiple assignments, partial releases or satisfactions:
    • $46.00 for first four recorded instruments cited
    • $10.00 additional for each recorded instrument cited after first four citations
  • Well disclosure certificates:
    • $50.00
  • EXCEPTIONS:
    • Filing fee for plat is $56.00
    • Filing fee for state tax lien is $0
    • Filing fee for release of state tax lien is $30.00
    • Filing fee for military discharge is $0
    • Filing fee for a hospital lien is $5.00

Torrens Property Recording Fees

  • Please call the Registrar of Title’s office at (320) 839-6390 since fees vary

State Deed Tax

  • Consideration x $0.0033, payable to Big Stone County Recorder
  • If exempt from state deed tax, please submit DT1 with the transfer document

Mortgage Registration Tax

  • Mortgage amount x $0.0023, payable to Big Stone County Recorder
  • If exempt from mortgage registration tax, please submit MRT1 with mortgage


Copies

  • Certified copy of recorded document:
    • $10.00 flat fee, payable to Big Stone County Recorder
  • Copy of plat:
    • $10.00 full size (20x30 or 22x34), payable to Big Stone County Recorder
  • Photocopies of documents, payable to Big Stone County Recorder:
    • Phone or written requests: $0.50 per page, with a $2.00 minimum
    • If copy is emailed or faxed, there is an additional $5.00 fee
    • Counter customer requests: $0.50 per page


State and Federal Tax Lien Search

  • Federal and state tax lien searches must be requested using the Tax Lien Search form
  • Searches are $20.00 per name, payable to the Big Stone County Recorder
  • Please note that this is a search of Big Stone County records only
  • Original UCC filings, Amendments, Continuations and Terminations are filed with the Secretary of State of Minnesota