Fees & Formatting

Fees & Formatting Requirements


Documents recorded in the Recorder's Office must be formatted properly and be accompanied by the proper fee payment. In addition, the Auditor's fee on transfer of property as well as real estate transfer tax is collected on conveyances of property, a portion of which is retained in the county's general fund.

Related Documents


Iowa Real Estate Revenue Tax Calculation


This calculation is based on a $1.60 tax per $1000, and the first $500 is exempt.
Amount: $
Total Tax: $

Iowa Code Fees

Type Fee Code Section
Document Management $1                           
331.604(2)
Electronic Recording Fee $1                          
331.604(3)
Per Page Fee $5 
331.604(1)
Auditor Fee $5 
331.507(2)

Recorder Service Fees - Effective July 1, 2011

Fee Type
First Page
Each Additional Page
Auditor Fee
Affidavit $7 $5 N/A
Annexation $7 $5 N/A
Assignment *
$7 $5 N/A
Change of Title +
$7
$5 $5
Condominium $7 $5 N/A
Contract +
$7 $5 $5
Corner
$7 $5 N/A
Deed +
$7 $5 $5
Easement
$7 $5 N/A
Lease $7 $5 N/A
Modification +
$7 $5 N/A
Mortgage
$7 $5 N/A
Partial Release **
$7 $5 N/A
Plat
$7 $5 N/A
Power of Attorney
$7 $5 N/A
Release **
$7 $5 N/A
Subdivision $7 $5 N/A
Subordination Agreement
$7 $5 N/A
Survey $7 $5 N/A
Tax Lien
$7 $5 N/A
Trade Name
$7 $5 N/A
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) 2
$7 $5 N/A

Additional Cost Footnotes


+ There is a $5 Auditor Fee (in addition to the recording fee) for each separate parcel of real estate conveyed. Maximum fee is $50.
* There is an additional $7 required for each additional book and page listed on "blanket" documents.
** There is an additional $7 required for each additional book and page listed (excluding re-recordings, assignments, amendments, modifications, and extensions).