The following documents are recorded and available to view in-office. Copies may be obtained.

Affidavits and Powers of Attorney
Contracts and Mortgages
Deeds and Easements
*Financing Statements – Realty
Plats, Surveys and Corner Certificates
Releases and assignments

Recording fees for each document/instrument/transaction recorded:  $7.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page.

*Effective July 1, 2001 only UCC Financing Statements containing realty-related collateral -(a) fixtures, (b) as – extracted collateral or (c) Timber to be cut – should be filed in the land recording offices. These realty-related collateral filings should be filed where the land is located.

The recording fee for these documents is $7.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page.

In addition to realty related documents, these miscellaneous documents are also recorded.

Liens: Federal Tax Liens
Internal Revenue Service
Department of Justice
State Tax Liens
Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance
Iowa Workforce Development

Real Estate Forms

Declaration of Value   (33 KB)  Instructions Included

Groundwater Hazard Form    (60 KB)
Groundwater Hazard Instructions (60 KB)
Groundwater Hazard Attachment #1   (16 KB)

Trade Name Request  (56 KB)
Request for Military Record (49 KB)


Important Links

Iowa Secretary of State
National Military Records Archive Web Site