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Examiner of Titles

The Examiner of Titles is an attorney appointed by the Judges of the District Court to act as legal adviser for judicial and administrative duties, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 508.12, specified in the Minnesota Land Registration Act, also called the Torrens Act.

The Examiner of Titles assists the District Court by examining titles and petitions, issuing reports and conducting hearings in court cases involving the registration of land titles and in cases involving problems or disputes with land which has been previously registered.

An important function of the Examiner of Titles is to act as legal adviser to the Registrar of Titles, who is responsible for recording title documents (deeds, mortgages, liens) submitted to the Registrar and for issuing Certificates of Title. 

The Examiner of Titles also issues directives and certifications instructing the Registrar of Titles to take specified action affecting Certificates of Title.  Please see Torrens Documents Requiring Examiner of Titles Approval for more detailed information.

Contact Information:

Scott T. Johnston
Johnston Law Office, PA
Easton Place
510 2nd Ave E Suite 101
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone 320-762-8814
Fax 320-762-9111