Well Certificates

If a conveyance document requires a Certificate of Real Estate value at the time of recording it will also need a Well Disclosure Statement.

If there are no wells on the property the instrument must contain a statement attesting to this fact.

If there is a well(s) located on the property a completed Well Disclosure Statement must accompany the document.


If the seller can make the following statement on the document a Well Disclosure Statement is not needed “I am familiar with the property described in this instrument and I certify that the status and number of wells on the described real property have not changed since the last previously filed well disclosure certificate”.

If the deed being presented for recording is pursuant to a contract for deed then ONLY this statement can be used “Grantee certifies that the Grantee does not know of any wells on the described real property” __________________________________Grantee Signature.

To find out if a previously filed Well Certificate is on file with the Minnesota Department of Health call 1-800-383-9808 or 651-201-4600.

Well Disclosure Certificate form and further information is available on the  Minnesota Department of Health Well Management website


e-Well Disclosure Certificate

Now Available from the Minnesota Department of Health

Effective July 1, 2009, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Well Management Section, is now 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).

The MDH Web site for well disclosure is: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/water/wells/disclosures/index.html