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.

Become an E-Submission Customer

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