462A.78  Fees--surcharge--duplicates.

1. a.  The county recorder shall charge a five dollar fee to issue a certificate of title, a transfer of title, a duplicate, or a corrected certificate of title.

b.  In addition to the fee required under paragraph "a", and sections 462A.82 and 462A.84, a surcharge of five dollars shall be required.

2.  If a certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed, or becomes illegible, the first lienholder or, if there is none, the owner named in the certificate, as shown by the county recorder's records, shall within thirty days obtain a duplicate by applying to the county recorder. The applicant shall furnish information the department requires concerning the original certificate and the circumstances of its loss, mutilation, or destruction. Mutilated or illegible certificates shall be returned to the department with the application for a duplicate.

3.  The duplicate certificate of title shall be marked plainly "duplicate" across its face, and mailed or delivered to the applicant.

4.  If a lost or stolen original certificate of title for which a duplicate has been issued is recovered, the original shall be surrendered promptly to the department for cancellation.

5.  The funds collected under subsection 1, paragraph "a", shall be placed in the general fund of the county and used for the expenses of the county conservation board if one exists in that county. Of each surcharge collected as required under subsection 1, paragraph "b", the county recorder shall remit five dollars to the department of revenue and finance for deposit in the general fund of the state.

Section History: Recent form

  87 Acts, ch 134, § 5

  CS87, § 106.78

  91 Acts, ch 267, §606

  C93, § 462A.78

  95 Acts, ch 219, §42

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