Real Estate Information

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

  • Affidavits and Powers of Attorney
  • Condemnations
  • Contracts and Mortgages
  • Covenants
  • Deeds and Easements
  • Financing Statements – Realty (*see note)
  • Foreclosures
  • Forfeitures
  • Leases
  • Ordinances
  • Plats, Surveys and Corner Certificates
  • Releases and assignments

*Note: Only UCC Financing Statements containing realty-related collateral like fixtures, extracted collateral or 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.

Recording Fees

For each document/instrument/transaction recorded: $7 for the first page and $5 for each additional page.

Additional Documents

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

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