There are two real estate recording systems in Minnesota - Abstract & Torrens. There are different requirements for recording documents in each system.
"Recording" means the documents are reproduced and returned to the presenter.
"Filing" means to keep the original document. Real estate documents are recorded. The document type (deed, mortgage, release, certificate) determines what the requirements are and what steps need to be taken.
In the public interest, we refrain from giving legal advice and preparing documents. For your protection, we always observe this policy. We strongly urge you to consult with your real estate attorney if you require this service.