RECORDER

kristin colby

Kristin Colby
(641) 585-2094
[email protected]
Office Hours
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Obtaining an Iowa Vital Record

 If you need a Certified Copy of your vital record for an event that happened here in the State of Iowa we can help you with the following items in our office.

MARRIAGES 1954 to Present: Can be obtained at any county Recorder’s office. However any marriage prior to 1954 must be obtained in the county of which the couple made application for marriage.

BIRTHS 1990 to Present: Can be obtained at any county Recorder’s office.  However any birth prior to 1990 must be obtained in the county of occurrence of birth.

DEATHS 1954 to Present: Can be obtained at any county Recorder’s office. However any death prior to 1954 must be obtained in the county of occurrence of death.

If you should have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office and we will be happy to assist you.

The primary responsibilities of our office:

Lands and Records Management
-Deeds
-Contracts
-Mortgages
-Assignments, Releases
-Federal and State Tax Liens
-Financial Statements
-Articles of Incorporation
-Bill of Sale
-28E and Drainage Agreements
-Leases
-Trade Names
-Condemnations
-Affidavits
-Plats and Surveys
-Military Service Records
-Easements

Vital Records
-Marriage Licenses
-Birth Certificates
-Death Certificates
-Marriage Certificates
-Certification of Vital Records

Licenses and Registrations
-Boat Registrations, Titles, and Liens – Boating Registration Guide 2018
-Snowmobile Registrations, Titles, and Liens
-ATV & Off-Road Registrations, Titles, and Liens
-Hunting Licenses
-Fishing licenses
-Wild Turkey & Deer applications
-Fur Harvester Licenses
-Habitat, Duck, Trout stamps
-Landowner/Tenant tags

Passports
-A registered passport agent is available 8:00 – 11:00 AM and Noon – 4:00 PM  daily to assist in completing and mailing applications for passports.
-This office also takes passport pictures for a fee of $12.00

Other Responsibilities
-Collect Real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property
-Perform federal and state tax lien searches and research of current records for the public
-Collect and report auditor’s fee on transfer of property
-Certify recorder’s records
-Make records available for genealogy research
-File detailed reports to the county and to state agencies, monthly and annually
Iowa Land Records website: https://iowalandrecords.org

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