Iowa Finance Authority

Intent to Build Title Plant

Iowa Title Guaranty (ITG) recognizes that the 40-year title plant is the preferred method of providing title evidence for the purpose of issuing Commitments and Certificates. To encourage the building of a title plant, ITG allows an Applicant to seek approval to prepare abstracts and other search products in support of ITG transactions for up to three (3) years while the Applicant’s title plant is under construction.

An abstractor may deliver a Submission of Intent to Build a Title Plant for consideration. Submissions may be delivered to ITG via email at The submission must be complete and include all of the items listed in Iowa Administrative Code 265—9.7(1) (b) in order for Iowa Title Guaranty to proceed to review.  For questions about the submission contents, contact the ITG Deputy Director.