Recording Fees

These are the typical recording fees. Fees may vary based upon the contents of a document. All recording, copy, and fax fees need to be paid in advance. All fees can be paid by cash, check, money order or credit/debit card.

Conveyance Documents

All documents that need transferred for taxation.
(Deeds; Affidavits Effecting Real Estate; Contracts; Forfeiture of Contracts)
$7.00 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page
Plus $5.00 Auditor's Fee 
for each addition, section or block of legal description to be transferred.

1 Page 1 Section or Block $12.00
2 Pages 1 Section or Block $17.00
3 Pages 1 Section or Block $22.00
1 Page 2 Sections or Blocks $17.00
2 Pages 2 Sections or Blocks $22.00
3 Pages 2 Sections or Blocks $27.00
1 Page 3 Sections or Blocks $22.00
2 Pages 3 Sections or Blocks $27.00
3 Pages 3 Sections or Blocks $32.00

Transfer Tax

Transfer Tax is due on all conveyances over $500
Transfer Tax tables available upon request.
An exemption explanation needs to be stated on the document when no Transfer Tax is due on a conveyance.

Non-Conveyance Documents

All Other Documents Except Plats of Survey.
(Mortgages, Releases, Assignments, Easements, etc)
$7.00 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page

1 Page = $7.00 11 Pages = $57.00
2 Page = $12.00 12 Pages = $62.00
3 Page = $17.00 13 Pages = $67.00
4 Page = $22.00 14 Pages = $72.00
5 Page = $27.00 15 Pages = $77.00
6 Page = $32.00 16 Pages = $82.00
7 Page = $37.00 17 Pages = $87.00
8 Page = $42.00 18 Pages = $92.00
9 Page = $47.00 19 Pages = $97.00
10 Page = $52.00 20 Pages = $102.00

Plats of Survey

$7.00 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page

Multiple Transaction Documents

Multiple releases on one document, Multiple assignments on one document, etc.
$7.00 per transaction, plus $5.00 for each additional page

1 Page 2 Document References $14.00
2 Pages 2 Document References $19.00
1 Page 3 Document References $21.00
2 Pages 3 Document References $26.00
1 Page 4 Document References $28.00
2 Pages 4 Document References $33.00

Commercial Collateral UCCs

New, Amended, or Continued
Filed at the Iowa Secretary of State's Office.

Commercial Collateral Terminations (G#'S)

$5.00 each
Termination of G#’s that were Continued or Amended at the State after July 1, 2001 will be Terminated at the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.

Real Estate UCC's 

Financing Statements, Amendments, Continuations and Terminations
Recorded at the County level.
$7.00 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page

UCC Search/Request

UCC Search (request for information)
$5 per name searched

UCC Request for Copies
$1 per page

Federal Tax Lien Search/Copy

$6.00 per name searched
$5.00 per page for copy of document

All Other Copy/Fax Fees

Standard Copy
$.50 per page

Certified Copy
$5.00 per document plus $.50 per page of that document

Fax Fee
$1.00 per page faxed

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