The recorder shall also collect a fee of one dollar for each recorded transaction for which a fee is paid pursuant to section 331.604 to be used exclusively for the purpose of preserving and maintaining public records. The recorder shall establish and maintain an interest- bearing account into which all moneys collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited. The recorder shall use the moneys deposited in the account to produce and maintain public records that meet archival standards, and to enhance the technological storage, retrieval, and transmission capabilities related to archival quality records. The recorder may cooperate with other entities, boards, and agencies to establish methods of records management, and participate in other joint ventures which further the purposes of this paragraph.
The fee collected pursuant to this section shall be used to accomplish the following purposes:
1. Preserve and maintain public records.
2. Assist counties in reducing record preservation costs.
3. Encourage and foster maximum access to public records maintained by county recorders at locations throughout the state.
4. Establish plans for anticipated and possible future needs, including the handling and preservation of vital statistics.
93 Acts, ch 151, §1; 94 Acts, ch 1138, §1
Referred to in § 331.605B
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