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Land Ownership: Property Boundaries

Property boundary basemaps and ownership records are maintained at the county level, usually by the recorder's, assessor's or land surveyor's offices. Many Minnesota counties keep records in digital (computer-readable) format while others keep them as paper records. Note that the boundaries shown on the maps and the GIS data sets are approximate -- they are not substitutes for certified property surveys, legal property descriptions or detailed plat maps. For more information on property surveys and legal descriptions, see the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors' website (choose "About Surveying" under the "Resources" menu). Property records may also be referred to as parcel, cadastral, real estate or real property records.

Data sources

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Downloadable data sets

These data sets require geographic information systems (GIS) software.

Online parcel maps and information

These county websites allow the public to view property information online. Some information may be password-protected or available only by subscription.

Other Sources

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