Ida County Recorder
Ida County Courthouse – 401 Moorehead, Ida Grove, IA 51445
Hours – 8-4:30pm Monday thru Friday

712.364.2220
Fax: 712.364.3929

Ida County Recorder
712.364.2220

Ida County Recorder

The Recorder’s office handles real estate records, birth, death and marriage records, as well as boat, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle registrations and titles. In addition, the office sells hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, including deer and turkey tags.
Recorders/Registrars process valuable information concerning:

Land & Record Management

• Deeds
• Contracts
• Mortgages
• Assignments, Releases
• Federal and State Tax Liens
• Affidavits
• Plats & Surveys
• Section Corner Certificates
• Military Service Records
• Easements
• Condemnations
• Trade Names
• Leases
• 28E & Drainage Agreements
• Bills of Sale
• Articles of Incorporation
• Financing Statements
• Other Numerous Documents

You are able to search public records at iowalandrecords.org

Vital Records

• Issues Marriage Licenses
• Registers Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
• Issues Certified Copies of Birth, Death & Marriage recordsLicenses, Registrations, Applications & TitlesFor the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
•   Boat Registrations/Titles/Liens
•   Snowmobile Registrations/Titles/Liens
•   ATV/ORV Registrations/Titles/Liens
•   Hunting & Fishing Licenses
•   Fur Harvester Licenses
•   Habitat, Duck & Trout Stamps
•   Deer and Wild Turkey Licenses
•   Landowner/Tenant Gun & Archery Deer & Turkey Permits

Electronic Submissions

• Collect real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property, a portion of which is retained in the country’s general fund
• Collect and report Auditor’s fee on transfer of property
• Certify all Recorder’s records
• Make records available for genealogy research
• File detailed reports monthly and annually to the county and state agencies:
– Iowa Department of Public Health
– Iowa Department of Natural Resources
– Iowa Department of Revenue & Finance

Forms

Certified Copy of Birth, Death or Marriage (redirect to this website) Certified Copy of Birth, Death or Marriage (redirect to this website)  http://idph.iowa.gov/health-statistics/vital-records

Recording / Filing Fees
Type of Document   Recording Fee Each Additional Page
Deeds First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Change of Title First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Affidavit Surviving Spouse First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Contract, Amend, Assign, etc. First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
In addition to the Recording Fees of the above types of documents we charge an Auditor’s Transfer Feed of $5.00 per section or block for the transfer of the property for taxation purposes.
Releases First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Mortgages & Assign, etc. First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Easements First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Affidavits First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Power of Attorney First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Plats or Surveys First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Section Corner Certificate First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Miscellaneous First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Trade Name First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Clerk’s Certificate of Foreclosure
Decree or Satisfaction
First page or fraction thereof $7.00 $5.00
Multiple Releases, Assignments, etc. On one document $7.00
Certified Copies $5.00 $1.00
UCC Fixture Financing Statements: Must use both UCC-1 & UCC-1ad $12.00 $5.00
or UCC-3 & UCC-3ad $12.00 $5.00

Effective: 7/1//2009

Julie Phillips

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