Both chambers of the Idaho Legislature have approved a plan to increase fees for getting land titles and other records from county clerks and recorders. The price of the first page would increase from $3 to $10. All subsequent pages would still be $3 each. Electronic copies would cost 5 cents a page. The Idaho Senate approved the increase Thursday by a 30-2 vote. Fees haven’t increased since 1987.
“New equipment required to bring us into the electronic age is more expensive to purchase and maintain,” said Sen. Lee Heinrich, R-Cascade, a former county clerk. “This is a just and equitable resolution for a recording fee increase.”
Republican Shirley McKague of Meridian cast one of the two no votes. “I’m voting no because I think tripling the price of the first page is a little bit too much at once,” she said on the Senate floor.