Fremont County Recorder
Jenny McAllister, Recorder
506 Filmore St., PO Box 295
Sidney, Iowa 51652-0295
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F
Holiday Closings: See Holiday Schedule
or Contact the County Recorder
The application fee to request a search for an Iowa Birth, Death or Marriage Record for the Purpose of Obtaining a Certified Copy will increase to $20.00 effective January 1, 2014. No applications will be accepted at the old rate after December 31, 2013.
The application form will also change effective January 1, 2014. Both forms are available on the vital records notice page.
Office can now accept Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards for payment.
Customers who make payment with their credit/debit card will be charged an additional service fee.
The Recorders Office will Record all instruments presented for recordation
that are in compliance with the law. Original signatures with name printed or
typed under signature, notarization of signatures, corporate seal if applicable.
Documents signed on or after July 1, 2005, must meet document formatting
standards pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter
A $10.00 non-standard fee will be charged for all documents that do not
conform to the requirements. To See a list of all Fees
*First page requirements include a 3" top margin; below the 3" margin: the names of all grantors and grantees; the name address, and telephone number of the individual who prepared the document; the name and complete mailing address of the taxpayer for any document of transfer; a return address; and the legal description. If insufficient space exist, the page number reference for any of the information shall be noted on the first page.
Some conveyances require Declaration of Value and Groundwater Hazard Forms with deeds, contracts, leases, and sale of buildings on leased land as required by law. The Declaration of Value forms are available in a DOV blank form or a DOV fillable form. DOV Instructions are available here. Effective September 30, 2012 this is the only DOV form we will accept (form 03/23/2012)
The Groundwater Hazard form is available
here. (Effective July 18, 2012, this is
the only form that will be accepted. (form 07/18/2012) .
Both the front and back of the form must be submitted.
You may be required to file a Notice of Waste Disposal Site attachment #1. To view the Groundwater Hazard Rules click on this link.
Effective July 18, 2012 The Fremont County Recorder will only accept GWH Forms including Attachment #1 dated July 18, 2012.
Indexes and Documents are now available on-line from 1981 to current on www.iowalandrecords.org . There is no charge for inquires or copies from the Iowa Land Records website.
Recorders issue revenue stamps on deeds. First $500.00 is exempt, then .80 per each $500 or portion thereof. To figure your transfer tax please use calculator below. To see the Real Estate Tax Table click here.
Enter amount paid in the box below exclude commas (,) and dollar signs ($), then click submit.