The Minnesota Department of Commerce licenses nearly 25,000 companies and individuals in the real estate profession in the state of Minnesota. That includes real estate agents, brokers, closing agents abstracters and real estate companies. We also license mortgage originators (also known as mortgage companies or mortgage lenders), residential mortgage industry employees, and mortgage servicers who process the mortgage payments, among other activities.
Who owns land in Minnesota? How much is publicly owned and how much is private? This overview site provides links to information available to help answer such questions, ranging from property boundary maps to statewide inventories of public land to fascinating histories of how land ownership patterns developed over time.