DOCUMENTS FOR RECORDING REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING:
All documents must be legible and reproducible and original signatures must be typed printed or as signed by the individual below the signature.
Documents must be dated, notarized and acknowledgment dated.
A minimum of 2" of empty space is required at the top of all documents for the recording information. Immediately below the 2" space the following information is also required:
* "Prepared by" name, address, and telephone number
All instruments conveying an interest in real property is required to have the following statement immediately below the "Prepared by" information:
* "Address tax statement" name, address, and zip code
Complete legal description, including lot, block, addition and city, or section, township and range.
Affix corporate seal and use corporate acknowledgement when appropriate.
If mailing documents to us please include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope so we can return them to you.
In addition to the above, DEEDS require the following:
Revenue tax affixed to represent the full sale price over $500.00. If exempt from revenue tax, exemption must be so stated on the face of the document. (Exemptions are listed in Code of Iowa Chapter 428A.2)
Any deed recorded after January 1, 1979 will be refused for recording unless a Declaration of Value Statement is submitted with the document. This applies also to any document conveyance; Contracts and Assignments of Contracts on Quit claim Deeds. Certain documents are exempt from the Declaration of Value. Effective July 1, 1987 each Declaration of Value submitted to the Recorder must ALSO have a Groundwater Hazard Statement submitted with it. (Code of Iowa Sec. 558.69)