COVID-19 Impacts on Minnesota Residential Title Closings
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact people and businesses locally, nationally and worldwide, Servion Title is adapting to the new environment in which we all live and work. As such, we have determined there is a need to make changes to the title closing process.
The following procedures and practices are effective for all closings occurring at The Servion Group’s office on or after July 25, 2020:
- Face masks are mandatory inside all Minnesota businesses as of July 25. Therefore, everyone who enters our building must wear a mask. If you forget to bring one, we will provide one for you.
- If you unable to wear a face mask, we will conduct a Curbside Signing. Details are below.
- Our building’s doors are now locked at all times. Please ring the doorbell and an employee will open the door.
- Hand sanitizer will be available.
- You will register as a visitor on an iPad in our lobby.
- Signers will be directed to a designated room.
- All documents will be in the room, prepared for signing, with clear markings indicating all places where signatures are needed.
- A closer will not be in the same room, in order to abide by social distancing recommendations.
- A closer will be on site and available to answer all questions and provide direction to signers.
- After signing all documents, the signers will leave the room, a closer will enter and review the documents and provide final approval or take any necessary steps to correct errors.
- Servion employees are wearing masks and thoroughly cleaning the room after each closing. Pens are discarded after each closing.
Curbside Signing Now Available!
To make closings as safe as possible, we now offer the option of Curbside Signing for closings taking place at the Servion Title building, located at 500 Main Street, New Brighton, MN! Please see this information sheet for all the details.
Who May Attend Closing
Please be aware that only the required signers will be allowed to enter the building. No small children, relatives, or other non-signatories should attend. If you must bring your children, we ask the one parent or guardian stay outside the building with them while the other signs, then switch. Realtors should not attend. We will wire funds or mail a check.
How long will this procedure be in place?
This procedure is in place indefinitely.