Fee Schedules

The following fees went in to effect July 1, 2009.

Deeds, Changes of Title, Name Changes, Affidavits of Surviving Spouse, & Contracts

The following table of information is derived from Chapter 331.604 of the Code of Iowa. Contracts include both assignments and amendments.
Required Fees
Cost
Cost Per Page
$5
Record Management Fee Per Transaction
$1
E-Commerce Fee Per Transaction
$1
Auditor's Fee
See Below

Multi-Document Real Estate-Related Filing
Examples of multi-document filings include instruments that release or assign multiple mortgages or assign multiple leases. The table is derived from Chapter 331.604 of the Code of Iowa.
Required Fees
Cost
Cost Per Page
$5
Record Management Fee Per Transaction
$1
E-Commerce Fee (Includes 1 Transaction)
$1
Per Additional Transaction
$7

All Other Documents
The following table is derived from Chapter 331.604 from the Code of Iowa.
Required Fees
Cost
Cost Per Page
$5
Record Management Fee Per Transaction
$1
E-commerce Fee Per Transaction
$1

Auditor’s Transfer Fees
Auditor's fees shall not exceed $50 for 1 instrument as per Chapter 331.507(2) of the Code of Iowa.
Required Fees
Cost
Cost Per Parcel
$5

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.
Federal Tax Lien Search
The following table is derived from Chapter 331.609(3)D of the Code of Iowa.
$6.00 per name search; $5.00 per page for copy of document.
Required Fees
Cost
Per Name Search
$6
Copy of Document Per Page
$5

Certification Fee
A certification fee is required for all real estate documents, however, the fee is not required for some vital records.
Required Fees
Cost
Certification $5
Copy Fee Costs
Varies

Uniform Commercial Code Fees

The following table is derived from Chapter 331.604 of the Code of Iowa.
Required Fees
Cost
Cost Per Page
$5
Record Management Fee
$1
E-Commerce Fee Per Transaction
$1