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  • What is an Electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value (eCRV)?Back to top

    An electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value is an up-to-date record of the value of Minnesota real estate. The Minnesota Department of Revenue and counties use it to verify the terms of sales and ensure fair and equitable assessment of property statewide.

  • When do I submit an eCRV?Back to top

    ​An eCRV should be submitted after the home sale and before the deed is recorded.

  • Am I required to submit an eCRV?Back to top

    ​An eCRV must be filed when Minnesota real property is sold or otherwise conveyed for consideration greater than $1,000. Consideration includes the amount of any debt assumed. Review eCRV guidelines here.

  • Are Social Security numbers required?Back to top

    Yes, per Minnesota Statute 272.115 the Social Security number (SSN) or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) of all buyers and sellers must be entered on the eCRV. If you do not have an SSN you must supply an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

  • When do I file an eCRV on a Contract for Deed?Back to top

    ​An eCRV should be submitted when the original contract to transfer the property is made. A property will not be eligible for homestead if an initial eCRV is not filed.

    An eCRV is not required for the fulfillment of a contract for deed if the deed refers to the following:

    • The document number or the book and page for the original contract for deed
    • The consideration paid as described in the original contract for deed

    If either piece of information is unavailable, an eCRV must be completed in order to transfer the deed.

  • How do I enter a trust?Back to top

    If the trust has a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN):

    1. Choose "Organization"
    2. Enter the legal name of the trust (not the names of the trustees)
    3. Enter the FEIN as the Tax ID

    If the trust does not have a FEIN:

    1. Choose "Individual"
    2. Enter the legal name of the grantor (not the trust)
    3. Enter the Social Security Number of the grantor

  • How do I edit an eCRV?Back to top

    You can edit an eCRV from the eCRV Home page. You will need the eCRV ID number and 8 digit PIN.

    On the eCRV Home page:

    1. Choose "eCRV Submit"
    2. Select "Edit a Submitted eCRV"
    3. Enter the eCRV ID and the PIN and select "Load Submitted eCRV"

  • How do I edit an eCRV that has been accepted by the county? Back to top

    Contact the county and ask them to unaccept the eCRV. You will need to provide the eCRV ID number to the county. Once it has been unaccepted, refer to "How do I edit an eCRV".

  • How do I retrieve a PIN?Back to top

    PINs can be retrieved from the eCRV Home page.
     
    Partial eCRV PINs cannot be retrieved.
     
    On the eCRV Home page:
    1. Choose "eCRV Submit"
    2. Select "Retrieve 8-digit PIN"
    3. Enter the required information and select "Retrieve PIN"
    4. PIN will be in the lower right corner

  • How do I print an eCRV?Back to top

    ​To print an eCRV Summary, select the Download PDF Report button. A PDF will open, which can be printed.