Term is four years; bond is $100,000.
Powers and duties of the county recorder:
To record all legal documents presented, consisting primarily of
deeds, mortgages, contracts, affidavits and releases.
To record newly platted additions, surveys, corner certificates and
horizontal property regimes.
To record state and federal tax liens, discharge papers of military
personnel, fence partitions and articles of incorporation.
To maintain an index of all recorded documents so that they may be
located with ease and provide certified copies as requested.
To collect the proper recording fees and auditor’s fees on transfer
of property; report such fees to the supervisors quarterly and pay
all fees to the treasurer of Plymouth County.
To collect real estate transfer tax on conveyances of
property, report and remit the state’s share to State of Iowa
Treasurer and remit the county’s share to the Plymouth County
To perform federal and state tax lien searches.
To make records available for genealogy research.
To file financing statements and terminations and perform UCC
To register and title boats, snowmobiles and ATV’s and submit
monthly reports and remittance to the Dept of Natural Resources.
To collect state use tax on new boats, snowmobiles and ATV’s
purchased out-of-state and submit a monthly report and remittance to
the State of Iowa Treasurer.
To serve as the county’s passport agent.
To serve as the county’s registrar of vital records (birth, death