Recorder

The public health of our community is of the utmost importance that is why the Recorder’s Office is currently closed to the public. However, it is important that we maintain a high level of service while keeping staff and customers safe. As always, you may contact our office at 319-892-5420 Monday – Friday. Phones will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the building closure.

We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time and we thank all of Linn County for your continued support.

Recording

The following documents are recorded in the Linn County Recorder's Office. Basic recording fees are $5 per page, plus $2 per transaction surcharge. Conveyances (deeds, contracts, changes of title etc.) require an additional auditor's transfer fee of $5 per parcel.
  • Affidavits
  • Assignments and releases
  • Bills of sale
  • Condemnations
  • Contracts
  • Deeds
  • Drainage agreements
  • Easements
  • Farm names
  • Leases
  • Military service records
  • Mortgages
  • Plats and surveys
  • Powers of attorney
  • Section corner certificates
  • State and federal tax liens
  • Trade names
  • Many other documents

Standard Fees

Type
First Page Cost
Additional Page Cost
Contract*
$12
$5
Bill of Sale
$7
$5
Lease
$7
$5
Mortgage
$7
$5
Release
$7
$5
Affidavit
$7
$5
Tax Lien
$7
$5
Plat*
$7
$5
Condemnation*$12$5
Article of Incorporation
$7
$5
Deed*$12$5
Trade Name
$7
$5
Farm Name
$7
$5
Change of Name*
$7
$5

*In addition to the above fees, these require an additional $5 transfer fee for each separate parcel of real estate involved (one parcel is included in the first page fee of $12.00) The maximum transfer fee is $50.

Please note: Issuing a certificate showing federal tax lien on file $6 fee per request. Requesting a copy of a federal tax lien $5 per copy. Copies of documents costs $1 per page - certifications cost $5 per document copied. Any page longer than 14 inches and any attached piece will be considered an additional page. Any document larger than 11 by 14 inches will be required to have original size copies to accompany it.

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