Examiner of Titles – McLeod County, Minnesota

Melchert Hubert Sjodin business and real estate attorney Racheal M. Holland was appointed Examiner of Titles for McLeod County, Minnesota, by the First Judicial District Court of Minnesota, effective June 1, 2015. She has been serving as Co-Deputy Examiner of Titles for McLeod County since June 1, 2014.

Racheal, a partner in the firm, is a member of the firm’s commercial practice group. She has a wealth of experience litigating real estate, construction and commercial cases. Racheal advises and represents businesses and financial institutions, as well as landowners, in real estate matters and Torrens proceedings. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Real Estate Transactions and Litigation, General Civil Litigation, Banking, Business Law, Commercial Law, Probate and Trust Litigation, and Leasing.  She is licensed to practice in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota and is also a member of the Federal District Court.

Torrens is a system for registration of real property under which, upon application of the owner and after appropriate proceedings, the Court may direct the issuance of a Certificate of Title. The Certificate of Title is kept in the office of the Registrar of Titles. In Minnesota the County Recorder is the Registrar of Titles. With the “abstract system” an abstract is evidence of title. In the “Torrens system” the certificate of title is the evidence of title.

A county’s Examiner of Titles is an individual appointed by the Judges of the District in which the County is located, is an arm of the District Court, and is under the Court’s control. The Examiner must, in certain cases, examine documents presented for recording and determine by issuance of a directive or otherwise, for example, that the documents presented meet the legal requirements authorizing the transfer of the Torrens property, whether a new Certificate of Title should be issued, or whether the documents presented may be added as Memorials on a current Certificate of Title.

For additional information, please see the attached documents, or contact the Examiner directly by phone (952)442-7767 or email at rmholland@mhslaw.com:

Fee Schedule

Directives & Certificates

Proceedings Subsequent (District Court Action)

More information can be found at the McLeod County Website: http://www.co.mcleod.mn.us/mcleodco.cfm?pageID=219&sub=yes2