Recorder Document Recording Information

In order to comply with national standards, Iowa has adopted Document Formatting Standards. Senate File 371, effective July 1, 2005, states that all documents presented for recording must meet certain requirements. Below are some of the basic guidelines.

Documents are taken for recording daily up until 4:00 p.m.  Anything recieved after 3:00 p.m. will not be uploaded until the following business day. Documents can either be submitted over the counter or via online E-Submission.

For help filing or preparing legal documents, or finding a template for a specific form, we recommend contacting an attorney or title company. The Recorder's Office does not practice law and as such we are limited in our capacity to assist with the preparation of legal documents.

The Recorder's Office is happy to help search for documents but if you require a thorough title search, we suggest you reach out to a title company who specializes in these property record searches.

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The Basics

Information Required on First Page (Coversheet)



Recording Fees

Phone (712) 328-5612
Fax: (712) 328-4738
Hours Monday - Friday

8:00am to 3:30pm
Real Estate Filings, Marriage Applications, Passports

8:00am to 4:00pm
Boat, Snowmobile, ATV, Birth, Death & Marriage Records
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Second Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501