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Title Plant Waiver

Iowa Title Guaranty recognizes that the 40-year title plant is the preferred method of providing title evidence for the purpose of issuing Commitments and Certificates. However, Iowa Title Guaranty is tasked with weighing the benefits of the traditional title plant with other alternatives to ensure that buyers and lenders have access to high quality certificates, rapid service and a competitive price.  Iowa Code §16.91(5)”a”(2) allows the Iowa Title Guaranty Board of Directors to waive the up-to-date title plant requirement under certain conditions. 

An attorney or an abstractor may submit an Application for a Title Plant Waiver for consideration.  An application must be complete and include all of the items listed in Iowa Administrative Code 265—9.7(1).d.(3) in order for Iowa Title Guaranty to review. 

If a completed application is received at least 90 days prior to the next scheduled Iowa Title Guaranty board meeting, the application will be placed on the agenda for that board meeting.  If the application is received less than 90 days prior to the next scheduled board meeting, the application will be placed on the agenda of the subsequent board meeting that is at least 90 days from the date of application submission.

All completed applications will be posted on the Public Notices web page.