Well Disclosure/Property Transfer
Minnesota Statutes Regulating Well Disclosure
- Minnesota Statewide: Real Property Sale; Disclosure of Location of Wells Minnesota Statutes, section 103I.235.
- Additional requirement for Well Disclosure in Washington County Minnesota Statutes, section 103I.236.
- e-Well Disclosure County Login
- e-Well Disclosure Filer Login
- e-Well Disclosure Certificate Process from Filer to County to Minnesota Department of Health (PDF)
- e-Well Disclosure Certificate County Recorder Instructions (PDF)
- e-Well Disclosure Certificate Filer Instruction (PDF)
- What You Need Before You Begin (PDF)
- Well Disclosure - Providing Important Information About Wells on Your Property
- Well Disclosure Certificate form (PDF)
- Precode Wells in Buildings
- Well Disclosure and Sale of Foreclosed Property
- What You Should Know About Wells at Property Transfer
Well Disclosure Certificate Information
- Well Disclosure Certificate Search allows you to search for previously filed well disclosure certificates from previous property transfers. Available for look-up on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Well Management Section website.
Well Record Requests
The Minnesota Well Index (MWI) is an online database that provides basic information about wells and borings and certain records. Users may retrieve this information using an interactive map or text search.
Safe At Home Program
Safe At Home is a statewide address confidentiality program administered by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. It is designed to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or others who fear for their safety maintain a confidential address. It was established by Minnesota state law.
- Minnesota Statutes, chapter 5B, Data Protection For Victims of Violence
- Minnesota Statutes, section 13.045
- Minnesota Rules, chapter 8290
Safe at Home Participant
The participant must provide the well disclosure certificate, with an attached copy of the Notice to Government Entity provided by the Secretary of State's office, to the title company or agency handling the closing, not because the title company or agency handling the closing is a government entity, but because the party handling the closing will forward the well disclosure certificate and the Notice to Government Entity to the county recorder’s office who will then forward the documents to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Before forwarding the well disclosure certificate and the Notice to Government Entity to the county recorder’s office, the title company or agency handling the closing must obtain signed consent from the Safe at Home participant to share documents with the county recorder’s office.
Well Disclosure Certificate Filer (typically a title company or law firm)
At the present time, electronic filing of the well disclosure certificate (e-Well Disclosure Certificate) is not set up to accommodate private or confidential information. The "paper" version of the well disclosure certificate must be used for buyers/property owners identified in the Safe at Home Program. The Well Disclosure Certificate along with the Notice to Government Entity, Safe at Home form, must be provided to the county recorder's office at the time the deed is recorded.
The county recorder shall obtain signed consent from the Safe at Home participant to forward the well disclosure certificate and the Notice to Government Entity to MDH. Safe at Home Program documents should be separate from all other well disclosure certificate mailings. Mail the "paper" well disclosure certificate along with the appropriate Safe at Home forms in an envelope marked confidential to:
Kathy Dunaway - CONFIDENTIAL
Minnesota Department of Health
Well Management Section
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
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