Howard County Certificate of Satisfaction Form (Iowa)

All Howard County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Certificate of Satisfaction Form

Howard County Certificate of Satisfaction Form

Fill in the blank Certificate of Satisfaction form formatted to comply with all Iowa recording and content requirements.
Included Howard County compliant document last validated/updated 6/18/2024

Certificate of Satisfaction Guide

Howard County Certificate of Satisfaction Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Howard County compliant document last validated/updated 5/20/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Satisfaction Document

Howard County Completed Example of the Certificate of Satisfaction Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Howard County compliant document last validated/updated 5/1/2024

When using these Certificate of Satisfaction forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Howard County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Howard County Recorder

Howard County Courthouse 137 N. Elm ST., Cresco, Iowa 52136

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm.Monday through Friday

Phone: 563-547-9210

Local jurisdictions located in Howard County include:

  • Chester
  • Cresco
  • Elma
  • Lime Springs
  • Protivin
  • Riceville

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Howard County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Howard County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Howard County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Howard County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Certificate of Satisfaction forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Howard County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Howard County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Iowa or Howard County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Howard County Certificate of Satisfaction forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Acknowledging a Satisfied Lien Claim in Iowa

Lien claimants are required to file a certificate of satisfaction under Iowa law when an underlying lien has been paid off or otherwise fully satisfied and the owner has made written demand for its discharge. The certificate instructs the clerk of records to strike the lien from the record upon a sworn statement by the claimant that the lien should be discharged.

When a mechanic's lien is satisfied by payment of the claim, the claimant must acknowledge the liens satisfaction upon the mechanic's lien book, or otherwise in writing, and, if the claimant neglects to do so for thirty (30) days after demand in writing is personally served upon the claimant, the claimant shall forfeit and pay twenty-five dollars to the owner or contractor, and be liable to any person injured to the extent of the injury. I.C. 572.23(1).

If acknowledgment of satisfaction is not filed within thirty (30) of the demand in writing, the party serving the demand or causing the demand to be served may file for record with the clerk of the district court a copy of the demand with proofs of service attached and endorsed and, in case of service by publication, a personal affidavit that personal service could not be made within the State of Iowa. I.C. 572.23(2).

Upon completion of the requirements for filing the certificate of satisfaction, the record of the lien's discharge will operate as a constructive notice to all parties of the due forfeiture and cancellation of the lien. Id.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice from a legal professional. Please contact an Iowa attorney with any questions about discharging a satisfied lien.

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Howard County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

Save Time and Money

Get your Howard County Certificate of Satisfaction form done right the first time with Deeds.com Uniform Conveyancing Blanks. At Deeds.com, we understand that your time and money are valuable resources, and we don't want you to face a penalty fee or rejection imposed by a county recorder for submitting nonstandard documents. We constantly review and update our forms to meet rapidly changing state and county recording requirements for roughly 3,500 counties and local jurisdictions.

4.8 out of 5 - ( 4350 Reviews )

Thomas R.

June 21st, 2024

First time user. Was pleased with the easy of use and the step-by-step directions provided by the website.

Reply from Staff

We are motivated by your feedback to continue delivering excellence. Thank you!

Kim B.

June 21st, 2024

The package was extremely helpful and provided everything I needed to complete this for my mom- I highly recommend their service!

Reply from Staff

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

James A.

June 18th, 2024

Very easy to navigate and start your process.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your positive words! We’re thrilled to hear about your experience.

John H.

October 13th, 2019

works nice

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Jerry K G.

August 23rd, 2022

I got what I asked for, almost instantly.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

jennifer e.

September 1st, 2020

EXCELLENT, PROMPT SERVICE. I will definitely use again .HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Larry A.

December 17th, 2021

Provided exactly the form I was looking for at a reasonable price. Easy to do as well.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

GERALD P.

September 19th, 2019

Product is as advertised. Most beneficial is including detailed instructions and examples. Most other options did not include instructions.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Barbara P.

June 11th, 2024

Love this service! So easy and quick

Reply from Staff

It was a pleasure serving you. Thank you for the positive feedback!

Jeanne P.

May 6th, 2019

very easy to use and at an affordable price.
Thank you!!

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Tracy H.

January 14th, 2021

Deeds.com was an amazing experience. They made it so easy and stress free. The agent I worked with was fantastic and communicated quickly to make it a very positive experience. I will be using them from now on. Thank you!

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Mary W.

June 9th, 2019

Great service. Thank you

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Noble Mikhail F.

October 2nd, 2020

The system is wonderful, and makes recording and searching simple, thanks a lot

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Darrell D.

June 6th, 2023

Thx.
Easy to research and download.
Now proof is in the pudding.
:-)

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Jerome R.

July 26th, 2023

Deeds.com handled my needs quickly and very economically. I would recommend them to anyone needing the services they offer.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!