The Recorder’s office is currently open to the public. You may come in without an appointment but we ask that if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not come in.
We currently do NOT have a passport agent available to accept passport applications. We are hoping to start accepting applications again by September 1, 2020. However, we still take Passport pictures. Remember you can renew by mail with new pictures and the correct application. Refer to www.travel.state.gov for forms and instructions.
If you have any questions, please call 641-585-2094.
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
-Federal and State Tax Liens
-Articles of Incorporation
-Bill of Sale
-28E and Drainage Agreements
-Plats and Surveys
-Military Service Records
-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
-Wild Turkey & Deer applications
-Fur Harvester Licenses
-Habitat, Duck, Trout stamps
-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
-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
- Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources www.iowadnr.gov
- U.S. Department of State www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
- State of Iowa www.iowa.gov
- Iowa Secretary of State http://sos.iowa.gov/
- Iowa Notaries http://sos.iowa.gov
- Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator https://iowalandrecords.org/portal/clris/Calculators