If a transferring document requires a Certificate of Real Estate Value, well information is also required. If there are no wells on the property, the transfer document must contain a statement attesting to this fact, such as: "The seller certifies that the seller does not know of any wells on the described real property." If there is a well or wells located on the property, a completed Well Disclosure Certificate must accompany the transferring document.
If the seller can make the following statement on the transferring document, a Well Disclosure Certificate is not needed: "I am familiar with the property described in this instrument and I certify that the status and the number of wells on the described real property have not changed since the last previously filed well disclosure certificate."
To find out if a previously filed Well Certificate is on file with the Minnesota Department of Health, call from within Minnesota at 1-800-383-9808 or outside of Minnesota at 651-201-4587. You may also search the Minnesota Department of Health's Well Disclosure Database.
Effective July 1, 2009, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Well Management Section, started accepting Well Disclosure Certificates filed electronically (online). This service is one part of the framework for electronic real estate recording and reflects nearly two years of effort by county recorders and MDH staff in the design, development, and testing of e-Well Disclosure Certificate (e-WDC).
For well disclosure information and electronic filing of the e-WDC please visit the Minnesota Department of Health website. You may also call the Department of Health regarding well disclosures at 651-201-4600.