Deed Tax

Minnesota Statute 287.21 provides for deed tax to be paid on deeds to be recorded. The rate is 0.0033 of the purchase price (Example: $105,250 X 0.0033 = $347.33 deed tax). The minimum deed tax amount is $1.65.

Certificate of Real Estate Value

For documents which are exempt from deed tax see Minnesota Statute 287.22. The Deed Tax Exemption (DT1) form (PDF) is available from the Minnesota Department of Revenue Website.


If the following statements appears on the deed, a Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV) is not required to be filed with the deed:

  • "Total consideration is $3,000 or less."


Deed tax is paid to the Clay County Recorder along with recording fees with 3% retained by the county, etc. For further information about recording real estate documents please visit the Clay County Recorder’s website.

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