Webster County Recorder
And
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Fee Schudule

Recorder

701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
Phone: 515-576-2401
Fax: 515-574-3723
Located on 2nd Floor – Courthouse
Hours: 8:00am–4:30pm Monday-Friday
Email: recorder@webstercountyia.org


Fee Schedule - Effective July 1, 2011

Deeds, Changes of Title, Name Changes, Affidavits of Surviving Spouse, & Contracts (including assignments and amendments):

$5.00 per page + $1.00 record management fee per transaction + $1.00 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.)

$5.00 per page + $1.00 record management fee + $1.00 e-commerce fee (includes one transaction) + $7.00 per each additional transaction [Chapter 331.604, Code of Iowa]

Uniform Commercial Code Fees:

$5.00 per page + $1.00 record management fee + $1.00 e-commerce fee per transaction.  [Chapter 331.604, Code of Iowa]

All Other Documents:

$5.00 per page + $1.00 record management fee per transaction + $1.00 e-commerce fee per transaction[Chapter 331.604, Code of Iowa]

Auditor's Transfer Fees:

$5.00 per parcel. 

A parcel of real estate includes: For real estate outside a city's limits, all contiguous land lying within a number section; for real estate located within a city, all contiguous land lying within a platted block or subdivision. 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 $50.00 for one instrument.  [Chapter 331.507(2), Code of Iowa]

Federal Tax Lien Search:

$6.00 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)

$5.00 for certification + copy fee costs

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