Muscatine County Certificate of Satisfaction Form (Iowa)

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

Certificate of Satisfaction Form

Muscatine County Certificate of Satisfaction Form

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

Certificate of Satisfaction Guide

Muscatine County Certificate of Satisfaction Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Muscatine County compliant document last validated/updated 7/9/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Satisfaction Document

Muscatine County Completed Example of the Certificate of Satisfaction Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Muscatine County compliant document last validated/updated 6/26/2024

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

Muscatine County Recorder

414 East Third St, Suite 103, Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (563) 263-7741

Local jurisdictions located in Muscatine County include:

  • Atalissa
  • Conesville
  • Fruitland
  • Montpelier
  • Moscow
  • Muscatine
  • Nichols
  • Stockton
  • Welton
  • West Liberty
  • Wilton

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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Muscatine County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Muscatine 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 Muscatine County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Muscatine County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Iowa or Muscatine 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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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