Plats shall, except in cities whose charters provide for official supervision of plats by municipal officers or bodies, together with an abstract, certificate of title, or other satisfactory evidence of title, be presented for approval to the council of the city or town board of towns wherein there reside over 5,000 people in which the land is located; and, if the land is located outside the limits of any city, or such town, then to the board of county commissioners of the county in which the land is located. For purposes of this subdivision, "satisfactory evidence of title" must be determined by the city council, town board, or board of county commissioners and must include an abstract of title, certificate of title, title opinion, title commitment, or title policy. Plats that subdivide land are subject to the approval of the elected body of the local governmental units exercising authority over the subdivision of the land. Plats that only delineate existing parcels or comply with a minor subdivision procedure may be approved by a local government official designated by the governing body of the local governmental unit exercising authority over the subdivision of land.
The council or board to whom the plat has been presented may, after having notified the proprietor to that effect, employ qualified persons to check and verify the surveys and plat, and to determine the suitability of the plat from the standpoint of community planning, and such persons shall make full reports of their findings. The council or board may require the proprietor to reimburse the city, town or county for the cost of such services; if such services are rendered by a salaried employee of the municipality, the charge therefor may be computed on the basis of such employee's regular hourly, daily, weekly or monthly wages or salary. When the plat has been approved, it shall be so certified to by the city or town clerk or county auditor, as the case may be.
Minn. Stat. § 505.03
(8238) RL s 3367; 1907 c 438 s 2; 1953 c 165 s 1; 1955 c 866 s 1; 1959 c 339 s 2; 1967 c 580 s 2; 1973 c 9 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1980 c 533 s 14; 1986 c 444; 1992 c 493 s 12; 2000 c 497 s 2; 2007 c 73 s 3; 2009 c 168s 11; 2015 c 32 s 1
Amended by 2015 Minn. Laws, ch. 32,s 1, eff. 8/1/2015.