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Megan Clyman
County Recorder


Vicki Lough
Deputy Recorder

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Time of Transfer Groundwater Inspection Law

The Iowa "Time of Transfer" inspection requirement will become effective July 1, 2009.  Information on the requirements for inspections can be found within Chapter 69, Private Sewage Disposal Systems, specifically Sec. 567-69.2 (455.B).

All properties that are going to be sold and/or transferred that include a private wastewater treatment and/or water supply must have these facilities inspected by the Davis County Health Department and any deficiencies addressed before the sale/transfer takes place. The inspections and statements must be recorded with the Davis County Recorders Office at the time of legal transfer.



Iowa Real Estate
Transfer Tax Calculation

This calculation is based on a $1.60 tax per thousand,
and the first $500 is exempt.



Total Tax:



Effective July 1, 2009 the State of Iowa that the following reports, if applicable to be recorded with this office at the time of Property Transfer.

Declaration of Value

Groundwater Hazard Form (55.7 KB)

Groundwater Hazard Instructions (19.4 KB)

Septic Inclusion Informational Document (40.6 KB)

Time of Transfer Inspection Report (21.5 KB)

Time of Transfer Acknowledgement (8.8 KB)

Time of Transfer Demolition Waiver (8.9 KB)


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