Abstract / Torrens

About Abstracts & Torrens


An abstract of title is a written history of all the recorded documents and proceedings related to a specific property. An Abstract Company will research all the recorded records related to a property and prepare a written history.

The Torrens title system is registered land with a Certificate of Title which shows only outstanding encumbrances and is maintained in the Real Estate Recording Division of the Property and Environmental Resources Department. 

Recording Fees


There are fees associated with Abstract and Torrens documents. Please review our Recording Fees page

Examiner of Title
John (Chuck) Peterson
Maschka, Riedy & Ries 
151 St Andrews Ct., Bldg. 1010
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 625-6600
Fax: (507) 625-4002
 E-Mail: cpeterson@mrr-law.com

Deputy Examiner
Kimberly Literovich
Blethen, Gage & Krause
100 Warren St., Ste. 400
Mankato, MN  56001
Phone: (507) 345-1166
E-Mail: kliterovich@blethenlaw.com