Recorder Fees

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The Recorders office is responsible for maintaining official records of documents affecting real estate.

Deeds, Changes of Title, Affidavits of Surviving Spouse, Name Changes and Real Estate Contracts

Including Assignments of Contract and Amendments of Contracts

  • $5.00 per page
  • PLUS $1.00 Record Management Fee per transaction
  • PLUS $1.00 ECommerce Fee per transaction
  • PLUS $5.00 Auditor’s Transfer Fee (see below)

Multi-Purpose Real Estate Related Filings

i.e. Instruments that release or assign multiple mortgages, multiple leases, etc.

  • $5.00 per page
  • PLUS $1.00 Record Management Fee
  • PLUS $1.00 E-Commerce Fee (includes one transaction)
  • PLUS $7.00 per each additional transaction

All Other Documents

  • $5.00 per page
  • PLUS $1.00 Record Management Fee per transaction
  • PLUS $1.00 ECommerce Fee per transaction

Auditor’s Transfer Fees

  • $5.00 per parcel

A parcel of real estate includes: For real estate outside a city’s limits, all contiguous land lying within a number section; for real estate located within a city, all contiguous land lying within a platted block or subdivision.  Within a number section, platted block or subdivision, land separated only by a public street, alley or highway remains contiguous. Auditor’s transfer fees shall not exceed $50.00 for one instrument.

Non-Standard Fee

Documents signed after July 1, 2005 must meet document formatting standards pursuant to IA Code Chapter 331.606B.  If these requirements are not met, a fee of $10.00 will be added to the recording fee.

Federal Tax Lien Search

  • $5.00 per page for copy of document

Certification Fee

All real estate documents (does not include vital records)

  • $5.00 for certification
  • PLUS $.50 per page of copy

Uniform Commercial Code Fees

  • $5.00 per page
  • PLUS $1.00 Record Management Fee per transaction
  • PLUS $1.00 ECommerce Fee per transaction