Fee Schedule
Effective July 1, 2011 
Item Fee
Deeds, Changes of Title, Name Changes, Affidavits of Surviving Spouse, and Contracts (including assignments and amendments) $5 per page 
+ $1 record management fee per transaction 
+ $1 e- commerce fee per transaction 
+ Auditor's transfer fee (see below) 
[Chapter 331.604, Code of Iowa]
Multi-document Real Estate Related Filing
(i.e. instruments that release or assign multiple mortgages, assign multiple leases, etc.)
$5 per page
+ $1 record management fee
+ $1 e-commerce fee (includes one transaction) 
+ $7 per each additional transaction 
[Chapter 331.604, Code of Iowa]
Uniform Commercial Code Fees $5 per page 
+ $1 record management fee 
+ $1 e-commerce fee per transaction. [Chapter 331.604, Code of Iowa]
All Other Documents $5 per page 
+ $1 record management fee per transaction 
+ $1 e-commerce fee per transaction [Chapter 331.604, Code of Iowa]
Auditor's Transfer Fees $5 per parcel
Federal Tax Lien Search $6 per name search
$5.00 per page for copy of document 
[Chapter 331.609(3)d]
Certification Fee
(All real estate documents - does not include vital records)
$5 for certification 
+ Copy fee costs

A parcel of real estate includes:
  • For real estate located within a city, all contiguous land lying within a platted block or subdivision.
  • For real estate outside a city's limits, all contiguous land lying within a number section

Within a number section, platted block or subdivision, land separated only be a public street, alley, or highway remains contiguous. Auditor's fees shall not exceed $50 for one instrument. [Chapter 331.507(2), Code of Iowa]

Katie Carlton
Union County Recorder
Lindsay Campbell
Deputy Recorder

Judy Hopkins
Part-Time Clerk

Telephone 641-782-1725
Fax 641-782-1709

Union County Courthouse
Attn: Recorder's Office
300 N Pine Street Suite #5
Creston, IA  50801
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Iowa Land Records
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