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

  Cedar County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Recording Information and Fees


Recording Fees:

Cedar County Recorder/Registrar charges the following amounts for services listed.
*** Most documents are returned in 1-2 days.

Mail to and make checks payable to:
400 Cedar Street Suite 202
Tipton, IA 52772

Copy Fees:

Copies: $.25 per page - available in person at the Recorder's Office.

Certified Copies: $5.00 certification fee, plus $.25 per page copy fee


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



Blanket Assignment or Releases : Standard recording fees for the document and the first notation.  $7.00 for each additional notation. (Please call if you have questions)
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 township section or city block

Per Iowa Code Section 331.603; 331.604,3(a); 331.606,4; 331.606(A) - For copies of redacted documents from January 1, 2003 to current (usually 3 business days behind the office) please visit www.iowalandrecords.org Per the opinion of the Cedar County Attorney, we can fax or mail out redacted documents for a fax or mailing fee. Please contact our office with any questions. Thank you!

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

Recorders Home Page

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

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 Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
  Marriage Application
  Birth, Death and Marriage

Passports Information
  Passport Information and Application

Recording Information and Fees

Address of
Recorder's office:
Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street Suite 105
Tipton, IA 52772

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

Phone Number:
(563) 886-2230

FAX Number:
(563) 886-2120

Office holder name:
Melissa Bahnsen

Employees in
Recorder's Office:

Jodi Galloway, Deputy

Jennifer Boedeker, Clerk

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

Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

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

Snowmobiling in Cedar County, Iowa

Herbert Hoover Library and Museum located in West Branch, Iowa

Cedar Valley Park Located 7 miles southwest of Tipton, Iowa is a combination of 228 acres of river bottomland and upland forest.

Cedar County Iowa Courthouse located in Tipton, Iowa