License Minnesota


No official, person, firm, association or corporation shall engage in the business of making abstracts of title and issuing certificates showing ownership of, or interest in, or liens upon any lands in the state of Minnesota, whether registered or not, without first obtaining a license pursuant to the provisions of Minn. Stat. § 386.61-.76.

Agency contact information:

Commerce, Minnesota Department of
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 539-1500
(651) 539-1547(fax)
Licensing Unit
(651) 539-1599 | (800) 657-3978 (MN only, outside Metro area)
(651) 539-0114 (fax)
Contact Info:


Minnesota Department of Commerce

Abstracter License

Real Estate Licensing 

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The Minnesota Department of Commerce is the chief regulator for the banking, energy, insurance, real estate, securities, telecommunications industries and also operates Minnesota's Unclaimed Property.


Minn. Stats. 386


Electronic application at Pearson VUE PULSE Portal

Additional information available on the MN Dept. of Commerce website, Businesses, Real Estate Company, Abstractor section at Apply for an Abstracter License.


See the information available on the MN Dept. of Commerce website, Businesses, Real Estate Company, Abstracter section:

Apply for an Abstracter License 

Who Needs an Abstracter License


Individual and/or Company new license - $50

Period of Issuance:

1 year

Length of Determination Process:

30 days.

Other Pertinent Information:

More information is available regarding Abstracter licensing on the MN Dept. of Commerce website, Real Estate section at Abstracter License.