All documents presented for recording must be originals including signatures and the notary signature.
Notary / Acknowledgment
Documents affecting title to real property must be properly acknowledged, and have a legible current seal according to notary law. (All parties signing must be acknowledged.)
Type of Document
All documents should be identified as to the type of document.
All documents should have a grantor and grantee.
Statute (507.091) requires the name and address of the party that drafted the document. Exceptions: Subdivision 1 does not apply to any instrument executed before January 1, 1970, nor to a decree, order, judgment or writ of any court, a will or death certificate, nor to any instrument executed or acknowledged outside the state.
Taxpayer Name and Address
This is required on all documents that sell or transfer real property.