Polk County Recorder

Recording Fees

Effective July 1st, 2011

TYPE1st PAGEADDITIONAL PAGES
AFFIDAVIT $7.00 $5.00
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE** $7.00 $5.00
ASSIGNMENTS OF CONTRACT* $12.00 $5.00
CHANGE OF TITLE* $12.00 $5.00
CONTRACTS* $12.00 $5.00
CORNER CERTIFICATES $7.00 $5.00
DEEDS* $12.00 $5.00
LEASES $7.00 $5.00
MORTGAGES $7.00 $5.00
PLATS See table below
RELEASES** $7.00 $5.00
TRADE NAMES $7.00 $5.00
UCC $7.00 $5.00
  • *Included in the $12.00 fee for Deeds, Change of Name, Condemnations and Contracts is a $5.00 transfer fee for each separate parcel of real estate involved. Add $5.00 to the 1st page fee for each additional parcel ($50.00 Maximum Fee for additional parcels.)
  • **Releases and Assignments that have more than one book and page being assigned or released will need to add an additional $7.00 per book and page.

NOTE: A page longer than 14 inches and any attached piece will be considered an additional page.

Subdivisions and Plat of Surveys
8.5 x 14 $7.00
11 x 17 $12.00
18 x 24 $22.00
24 x 36 $32.00
30 x 42 $42.00
36 x 36 $52.00
  • UCC copies are $1.00 per page.
  • Copies of documents. Click here for more info.
  • Certification of a document is $5.00
  • Copies of Federal Tax Liens and Releases are $5.00 per copy (See Iowa Code 331.609(3)d.)

Contact Us

Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue Ste 250
Des Moines, IA 50309-2251
Phone: 515-286-3160
Fax: 515-323-5393
Email: info@polkrecorder.com