COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
31-3205. Recorder's fees. (1) The county recorder is allowed and may receive for his services, the following fees to be paid him by the party procuring his services:
(a) For recording every instrument, paper or notice, for the first page
For each additional page
(b) For electronic copies (as defined in subsection (2) of this section) requested on a recurring basis, for each page or image
(c) For copies of any record or paper, for each page
(d) For each certificate under seal, when required
(e) For release or assignment where more than one (1) document is released or assigned in the same instrument, for each additional release or assignment
(f) For recording every town plat or map, for first one hundred (100) lots or less
And for each additional lot
(g) For taking acknowledgments, including seal
(h) For filing a survey, for each page
(i) For making a copy of a survey or highway right-of-way plat
(j) For issuing marriage license, filing, recording and indexing the certificate of marriage and taking and filing affidavits required in issuance of the license
(k) For administering an oath, including jurat
And certifying the same when required an additional sum of
(l) For comparing and certifying a prepared copy of a file or record in his office, for each page
(m) For each certificate under seal there shall be an additional fee of
(2) Electronic copies shall include copies provided via internet download, on a compact disc, zip disc, floppy disc, or other electronic means. The county recorder shall provide electronic copies if the record is maintained in electronic form and if the person specifically requests an electronic copy.
(3) For duplication of recorded documents in paper, microfilm or microfiche format requested on a recurring basis in excess of one hundred (100) pages, the fee shall be negotiated between the county recorder and the purchaser of records. The fee shall not exceed the costs to the county recorder for the retrieval and duplication of the record. These negotiated fees shall be recommended by the county recorder and approved by the board of county commissioners. Any existing agreements for duplication of paper, microfilm or microfiche documents in excess of one hundred (100) pages are hereby ratified and approved. Any negotiated fees shall remain in effect until such time as either party requests a review of the fee.
(4) All instruments delivered to the county recorder for record shall be recorded rather than filed with the exception of plats, surveys, cornerstone markers and instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
(5) For all other services as recorder, not enumerated herein, the fee fixed in the statute requiring the service or the same fee as allowed the clerk of the district court for like service.
(6) A page shall not exceed fourteen (14) inches in length nor eight and one-half (8 1/2) inches in width. Each page shall be typewritten or be in legible writing. The recording fee to be charged for maps, sketches, drawings or other instruments except plats larger than the size permitted above for a page shall be two cents (2¢) per square inch.
[(31-3205) 1890-1891, p. 174, sec. 4; reen. 1899, p. 116, sec. 4; modified by 1899, p. 405; compiled R.C., sec. 2124; am. 1911, ch. 173, sec. 1, p. 507; compiled and reen. C.L., sec. 2124; C.S., sec. 3706; I.C.A., sec. 30-2705; am. 1935, ch. 105, sec. 1, p. 254; am. 1949, ch. 168, sec. 1, p. 364; am. 1951, ch. 251, sec. 1, p. 540; am. 1959, ch. 72, sec. 1, p. 157; am. 1967, ch. 272, sec. 6, p. 745; am. 1969, ch. 199, sec. 1, p. 574; am. 1976, ch. 281, sec. 3, p. 963; am. 1979, ch. 61, sec. 1, p. 163; am. 1981, ch. 293, sec. 1, p. 613; am. 1982, ch. 275, sec. 1, p. 706; am. 1984, ch. 29, sec. 1, p. 50; am. 1986, ch. 14, sec. 1, p. 55; am. 1987, ch. 29, sec. 1, p. 38; am. 1994, ch. 364, sec. 1, p. 1139; am. 2006, ch. 286, sec. 1, p. 882; am. 2008, ch. 111, sec. 1, p. 313; am. 2010, ch. 137, sec. 1, p. 291; am. 2013, ch. 280, sec. 1, p. 728.]
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