1. a. If a warehouse receipt has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, the warehouse shall issue a duplicate upon receipt of:

 (1) an affidavit that the warehouse receipt has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.
 (2) a bond in an amount at least double the value of the goods at the time of posting the bond, to indemnify any person injured by issuance of the duplicate warehouse receipt who files a notice of claim within one year after delivery of the goods.
 b. A duplicate warehouse receipt shall be plainly marked to indicate that it is a duplicate. A receipt plainly marked as a duplicate is a representation and warranty by the warehouse that the duplicate receipt is an accurate copy of an original receipt properly issued and uncanceled at the date of the issue of the duplicate, but shall not impose upon the warehouse other liability.
 c. A warehouse which in good faith delivers goods to the holder of a duplicate receipt issued in accordance with this subsection is liable to any person injured by the delivery, but only to the extent of the security posted in accordance with paragraph “b” of this subsection.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 554.7601A

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • undertaking: means a promise or security in any form. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. If a warehouse receipt has been lost or destroyed, the depositor may either remove the goods from the warehouse facility or sell the goods to the warehouse after executing a lost warehouse receipt release on a form prescribed by the department of agriculture and land stewardship. The form shall include an affidavit stating that the warehouse receipt has been lost or destroyed, and the depositor’s undertaking to indemnify the warehouse for any loss incurred as a result of the loss or destruction of the warehouse receipt. The form shall be filed with the department of agriculture and land stewardship.
 3. If a warehouse receipt has been lost or destroyed by a warehouse after delivery of the goods or purchase of the goods by the warehouse, the warehouse shall execute and file with the department of agriculture and land stewardship a notarized affidavit stating that the warehouse receipt has been lost or destroyed by the warehouse after delivery or purchase of the goods by the warehouse. The form of the affidavit shall be prescribed by the department of agriculture and land stewardship.