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

    eCRVs are electronic certificates of real estate value. These are up-to-date records of the value of Minnesota real estate, and are necessary to document property sales. The counties where the sales are made and the Minnesota Department of Revenue use them to verify the terms of sales, and to ensure fair and equitable assessment of the taxable value 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 SSN (or FEIN) of all buyers and sellers must be entered on the eCRV. If you do not have a Social Security number you must supply an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs can be obtained by completing and submitting IRS form W7.

  • 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, en 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 my eCRV?Back to top

    You will need the eCRV ID number and the 8 digit PIN.

    You can edit an eCRV by going here: eCRV Home page

    On the eCRV Home page:

    1. Choose "Submit or Edit an eCRV: eCRV Submit"
    2. Enter the CAPTCHA code
    3. Read the important message, check the box and select "Accept"
    4. Select "Edit a Submitted eCRV"
    5. Enter the eCRV ID and the PIN and select "Load Submitted eCRV"
    6. Edit the eCRV and resubmit the eCRV back to the county

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

    Contact the county and ask them to unaccept your eCRV. The county will need the eCRV ID number. Once it has been unaccepted by the county, refer to the "How do I edit my eCRV" section above.

  • How do I retrieve my PIN?Back to top

    Saved Partial eCRV PIN (4 digits) cannot be retrieved.
     
    PINs for submitted (8 digits) can be retrieved here.
     
    On the eCRV Home page:
    1. Choose "Submit or Edit an eCRV: eCRV Submit"
    2. Enter the code CAPTCHA code
    3. Read the important message, check the box and select "Accept"
    4. Select "Retrieve 8-digit PIN", enter the required information and select "Retrieve PIN"
    5. PIN will be in the lower right corner

  • How do I print an eCRV?Back to top

    ​To print an eCRV Summary we recommend using Internet Explorer as your browser.

    • When using Internet Explorer, select "CTRL+P" or right click and select "Print"
    • When using Google Chrome, use "CTRL+A" "select all" and right click to select "Print"