Clay County, Iowa Recorders fees for services are listed on this page. 

  Clay County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Recording Information and Fees

Recording Fees:

Clay County Recorder/Registrar charges the following amounts for services listed.
*** Cash or  checks are needed for recording fees and real estate transfer tax.
*** Send a self-addressed stamped return envelope with all filings.
*** Most documents are returned in 1-2 days.

Mail to and make checks payable to:
300 W 4th St Suite 3
Spencer IA 51301



Copies in the office: $.50 per page

Copies by mail: $1.00 per page

Certified Copies: $5.00 certification fee, plus $1.00 per page copy fee


RECORDING FEES (Effective July 1, 2011)

$7.00 for 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page


Plats of survey: $7.00 for 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page
Documents that convey property: $7.00 for 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page, PLUS Auditor transfer fee of $5.00 for each numbered township section and for real estate located within corporate limits of a city, for each platted block or subdivision. See Iowa Code 331.507 for more information.

Click on the links below for more specific information about the other Recorders services.

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Genealogy Information

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Real Estate Information
  Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
  Document Formatting Standards
  Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
  Fishing and Hunting
  ATV, ORV and Snowmobile

Vital Records Information
  Marriage Application
  Birth, Death and Marriage

Passports Information
  Passport Information and Application

Address of
Recorder's office:

Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th St Suite 3
Spencer IA 51301

Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday

Phone Number:
(712) 262-1081

FAX Number:
(712) 264-3983

Office holder name:
Shirley Goyette
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2014

Employees in
Recorder's Office:
Ann Spooner

Sheila Weeks

Jami Grady

Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorder's office

Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Iowa Real Estate
Transfer Tax Calculator

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State

U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Department of
Public Health

Genealogy Websites:
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb

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Little Sioux River

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