A Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV) is required to document a sale of property in Minnesota. CRV information is reviewed by the county of sale and the Department of Revenue to verify sale terms and ensure fair and equitable property tax assessments statewide. eCRV may be used for ALL counties of sale. 

Effective October 1, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Revenue will no longer accept paper versions of the CRV. County and city offices will no longer accept paper copies of the Certificates of Real Estate Value, except for sales that have occurred before October 1, 2014.


The Minnesota Department of Revenue has added a toolkit to its eCRV website that can be used to inform and promote eCRV to submitters and taxpayers. The following information and documents are for you to use to let people know that starting October 1, 2014, CRVs can only be filed online using the eCRV system.

Your organization can promote the change by using the following materials. What is included:

  • Blurbs for use on websites, in newsletters, etc.
  • Social media messages
  • Ideas of where to post this information
  • Links to website and videos
  • eCRV logo
  • Printable Materials
  • Signage/Poster
  • eCRV Advantages and Fact sheet