Uniform Commercial Code

The Recorders Office maintains and retrieves liens for real estate only. All other UCC filings are handled through the Iowa Secretary of State. You can contact them at 515-281-5204.

For real estate UCC filings please use the forms provided below. Please follow the instructions included with the forms when filing. The filing fee is $7.00 for the first page and $5.00 each additional page. If you have more questions give our office a call at 515-286-3160.

SOS Contact Info

Secretary of State
1st Floor, Lucas Bldg
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-242-5953 (Fax)

We are open to the public 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. For same day service of Vital Records you must be in the office by 3:30pm. Passports are by appointment only. Call 515-286-3160 with any questions or to set up an appointment.