CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE & INFORMATION

As we all navigate Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Iowa Land Records team is dedicated to continuing to provide high quality customer service for our e-submission customers and portal users. During this time, we’ll be communicating with counties to report any office closures or potential service disruptions to customers of the Iowa county recorders.

E-Submission & Portal Services Continue Without Disruption

The Iowa Land Records team is open for business, and we are taking steps to protect our team and make sure e-submission remains up and running.  We’re doing our best to adhere to all recommendations put forth by the CDC and IDPH, and therefore do not anticipate any disruption in our ILR operations.

One step you can take to ensure you and your staff are safe during this time is to submit documents electronically through e-submission. To become an e-submission customer, submit an application here. If you are searching for a document, try searching online here.

If you have questions or concerns, you can continue to connect with the ILR support team by emailing or submitting a contact form. A member of our team will work to address your issues in a timely manner. If you call our support line and there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

County Recorders Are Still Processing Documents

Iowa County Recorders continue to provide services, even when the courthouse doors are closed. Mail is being received and processed. Most counties have set up drop boxes to receive paper documents for recording or other processing. Electronically submitted documents are being recorded.

Counties are starting to open back up to the public. While some are providing access to their offices by appointment only, others are open to the public with health screenings or other precautions in place. Many counties continue to help with land record searches over the phone or via email. Some are emailing certain documents upon request. Circumstances are different in each county. For more information about the operation of each local county recorder’s office, please review the table below. We will continue to update as we receive news from each location.

NOTE: 
To ensure continuity of operations, many offices are operating with reduced staffing levels and assigning alternate shifts. This could lead to some minor delays in processing, but be assured that counties continue to carry out their recording responsibilities.

COUNTY UPDATES

Updates are ongoing. Most recent information as of September 22 at 11:03 PM

Please contact your local office to inquire about passport services and other essential services. In an attempt to ensure continuity of operations, many offices are operating with reduced staffing levels in order to alternate shifts. This could lead to some minor delays in processing, but rest assured counties are still processing recording.

Adair County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Only one person allowed in each office at one time. Masks are required for entry. Surveyors and abstractors may call for an appointment. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Janelle Schneider, Adair County Recorder
400 Public Sq, Ste 6, Greenfield, IA 50849
Phone: (641) 743-2411 | Fax: (641) 343-0121
Email: recorder@adaircountyiowa.org
www.adaircountyiowa.org

Allamakee County

Office Open to the Public
Office Hours – 8 AM – 3:30 PM

Research in vault by appointment only. Mask, gloves and hand sanitizer required to enter vault.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Deb Winke, Allamakee County Recorder
110 Allamakee Street, Waukon, IA 52175
Phone: (563) 568- 2364 | Fax: (563) 568-6419
Email: dwinke@co.allamakee.ia.us
www.allamakee.us

Audubon County

Office Open to the Public

Masks are required for entry. Only one customer at a time will be permitted to enter.

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox located on left (north) side of sheriff’s driveway, along south side of building. Please call this county for more information.

Miranda Bills, Audubon County Recorder
318 Leroy St. #7, Audubon, IA 50025
Phone: (712) 563-2119 | Fax:
Email: acro@auduboncountyia.gov
www.auduboncounty.com

Black Hawk County

Office Open to the Public

Mask required for entry.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Sandie Smith, Black Hawk County Recorder
316 E 5th St, Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 833-3012 | Fax: (319) 833-3170
Email: ssmith@co.black-hawk.ia.us
www.co.black-hawk.ia.us

Bremer County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording.

Missy Thurm, Bremer County Recorder
415 E Bremer Avenue, Waverly, IA 50677
Phone: (319) 352-0401 | Fax: (319) 352-0518
Email: mthurm@co.bremer.ia.us
www.co.bremer.ia.us

Buena Vista County

Office Closed to the Public

Abstractors and attorneys may enter by appointment only. A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Shari O’Bannon, Buena Vista County Recorder
PO Box 454, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: (712) 749-2539 | Fax: (712) 749-2708
Email: sobannon@bvcountyiowa.com
www.bvcountyiowa.com

Adams County

Office Open to the Public

Enter through the southwest ADA compliant doors. Dropbox available on the west side of the courthouse.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Jamie Stargell, Adams County Recorder
500 9th Street, Corning, IA 50841
Phone: (641) 322-3744 | Fax: (641) 322-3744
Email: adamsrecorder@adamscountyia.com
www.adamscountyia.com

Appanoose County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Researchers are required to wear gloves. Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Teddy Walker, Appanoose County Recorder
201 N 12th, Centerville, IA 52544
Phone: (641) 856-6103 | Fax: (641)856-2377
Email: twalker@appanoosecounty.net

Benton County

Office Open to the Public 

Security will let you in and the doors will remain locked

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. A mask required to enter building.

Dropbox is still available outside of office. Please call this county if you have questions.  

Lexa Speidel, Benton County Recorder
111 E 4th, Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: (319) 472-3309 | Fax: (319) 472-3647
Email: lspeidel@bentoncountyia.gov
www.bentoncountyiowa.org

Boone County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available in parking lot on the west side of the courthouse. Please call this county for more information.

Chris Duncan, Boone County Recorder
201 State, Boone IA 50036
Phone: (515) 433-0514 | Fax: (515) 433-4972
Email: chrisd@boonecounty.iowa.gov
www.boonecounty.iowa.gov

Buchanan County

Office Open to the Public

Masks are required and will be available at the door. 

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available in parking lot by the building. Please call this county for more information.

Michelle Mangrich, Buchanan County Recorder
PO Box 298, Independence, IA 50644
Phone: (319) 334-4259 | Fax: (319) 334-7453
Email: mmangrich@co.buchanan.ia.us
www.buchanancountyiowa.org

Butler County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information. 

Janice Jacobs, Butler County Recorder
PO Box 346, Allison, IA 50602
Phone: (319) 267-2735 | Fax: (319) 267-2675
Email: jjacobs@butlercoiowa.org
www.butlercoiowa.org

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Calhoun County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Masks required for entry to the building. Visitors are asked to leave the building when business is complete. Abstractors allowed in office by appointment only. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Kathy Jurries, Calhoun County Recorder
416 4th, Ste 3, Rockwell City, IA 50579
Phone: (712) 297-8121 | Fax: (712) 297-5000
Email: kjurries@calhouncountyiowa.com
www.calhouncountyiowa.com

Cass County

Office Open to Cass County Residents Only

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. One person allowed in the office at a time. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Mary Ward, Cass County Recorder
5 W 7th, Atlantic IA 50022
Phone: (712) 243-1692 | Fax: (712) 243-6660
Email: mward@casscoia.us
www.atlanticiowa.com

Cerro Gordo County

Office Open to the Public

Masks are required for entry. Contact office for research availability. Only one person can access the vault at a time.Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information. Please call this county for more information.

AnnMarie Legler, Cerro Gordo County Deputy Recorder
220 N Washington, Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: (641) 421-3058 | Fax: (641) 421-3154
Email: alegler@cgcounty.org
www.cgcounty.org

Chickasaw County

Office Open to the Public

Face masks not required for entry into the office, however, a health screening and mask will be required to enter the vault area to do research. 

Dropbox is located inside the sheriff’s office across the street from the courthouse. Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Shirley Troyna, Chickasaw County Recorder
PO Box 14, Box G, New Hampton, IA 50659
Phone: (641) 394-2336 | Fax: (641) 394-2816
Email: s.troyna@chickasawcoia.org
https://chickasawcoia.org/

Clay County

Office Open to the Public

Face masks are recommended but not required. Limiting to one customer at the counter at a time, and using social distancing practices are in place. 

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropboxes available the north and southeast doors. Please call this county for more information.

Sheila Weeks, Clay County Recorder
300 W 4th St, Ste 3, Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-1081 | Fax: (712) 264-3983
Email: sweeks@co.clay.ia.us
www.co.clay.ia.us

Clinton County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Abstractors and attorneys may enter by appointment only. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Scott Judd, Clinton County Recorder
1900 N 3rd St, Clinton IA 52732
Phone: (563) 244-0565 | Fax: (563) 242-8412
Email: sjudd@clintoncounty-ia.gov
www.clintoncounty-ia.gov

Dallas County

Office Open by Appointment

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Chad Airhart, Dallas County Recorder
PO Box 38, Adel IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5804 | Fax: (515) 993-5970
Email: chad.airhart@dallascountyiowa.gov
www.dallascountyiowa.gov

Decatur County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Masks are encouraged but not required. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Gale Norman, Decatur County Recorder
207 N Main, Leon, IA 50144
Phone: (641) 446-4322 | Fax: (641) 446-7528
Email: decaturcountyrecorder@hotmail.com
https://decaturcountyiowa.org/

Des Moines County

Office Open to the Public

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. Only two researchers allowed in the office at one time. Researchers must wear mask and gloves. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Lisa Hazell, Des Moines County Recorder
513 N Main St, Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: (319) 753-8231 | Fax: (319) 753-8721
Email: hazelll@dmcounty.com
dmcounty.com 

Dubuque County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only
Click here to schedule an appointment online. 

Masks are required for entry.
Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office.
Please call this county for more information.

John Murphy, Dubuque County Recorder
720 Central Ave, Dubuque IA 52001
Phone: (563) 589-4434 | Fax: (563) 589-4484
Email: John.Murphy@dubuquecounty.us
www.dubuquecounty.org

Carroll County

Office Open to the Public Starting July 20th

Wearing face masks highly recommended but not required. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Ashten Wittrock, Carroll County Recorder
114 E 6th St, Carroll, IA 51401
Phone: (712) 792-3328 | Fax: (712) 792-9493
Email: awittrock@carrollcountyiowa.org
www.co.carroll.ia.us

Cedar County

Office Open to the Public

A temperature screening and health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. Use the southeast handicap accessible entrance. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Melissa Bahnsen, Cedar County Recorder
400 Cedar St, Tipton, IA 52772
Phone: (563) 886-2230 | Fax: (563) 886-2120
Email: mbahnsen@cedarcounty.org
www.cedarcounty.org

Cherokee County

Office Open to the Public 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Sam Boothby, Cherokee County Recorder
520 W Main St, Box G,Cherokee, IA 51012
Phone: (712) 225-6735 | Fax: (712) 225-6754
Email: sboothby@co.cherokee.ia.us
www.cherokeecountyiowa.com

Clarke County

Office Open to the Public

Temperature taken before access is granted. Face mask required.
Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office.
 Please call this county for more information.

Peggy Cummings, Clarke County Recorder
520 100 S Main, Osceola, IA 50213
Phone: (641) 342-3313 | Fax: (641) 342-3313
Email: pcummings@clarkecountyiowa.org
www.clarkecountyiowa.org

Clayton County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Abstractors and attorneys may enter by appointment only. A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Sue Meyer, Clayton County Recorder
111 High St. NE #103, Elkader IA 52043
Phone: (563) 245-2710 | Fax: (563) 245-2454
Email: smeyer@claytoncountyia.gov
www.claytoncountyia.gov

Crawford County

Office Open to the Public with Restrictions

Only two people allowed in the office at one time.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available on east side of the courthouse. Please call this county for more information.

Denise Meeves, Crawford County Recorder
1202 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442
Phone: (712) 263-3643 | Fax: (712) 263-3413
Email: dmeeves@crawfordcounty.org
www.crawfordcounty.org

Davis County

Office Open to Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording.

Megan Clyman, Davis County Recorder
100 Courthouse Sq, Bloomfield, IA 52537
Phone: (641) 664-2321 | Fax: (641) 664-3082
Email: daviscorec@netins.net
www.daviscountyiowa.org

Delaware County

Office Open to the Public

Daneen Schindler, Delaware County Recorder
P.O. Box 157, Manchester, IA 52057
Phone: (563) 927-4665
Email: dschindler@co.delaware.ia.us
www.co.delaware.ia.us

Dickinson County

Office Open to the Public

Guest are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Masks will be provided as needed.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available at the west entrance to the courthouse. Please call this county for more information.

Ann Ditsworth, Dickinson County Recorder
1802 Hill Ave, Suite 1500, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Phone: (712) 336-1495 | Fax: (712} 336-6310
Email: aditsworth@co.dickinson.ia.us
www.dickinsoncountyiowa.org

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Emmet County

Office Open to the Public

A temperature scan health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. Masks and social distancing required. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Diann Quastad Minion, Emmet County Recorder
609 1st Ave N, Estherville, IA 51334
Phone: (712) 362-4115 | Fax: (712) 362-7454
Email: record32@emmetcountyia.com
www.emmetcountyia.com

Floyd County

Office Open to the Public

Genealogy research is not allowed at this time.

Masks are recommended, not required. Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Deborah Roberts, Floyd County Recorder
101 S Main, Ste 306, Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: (641) 257-6154 | Fax: (641) 228-6458
Email: droberts@floydcoia.org
www.floydcoia.org

Fremont County

Office Closed to Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Jennifer McAllister, Fremont County Recorder
506 Filmore, Sidney, IA 51652
Phone: (712) 374-2315 | Fax: (712) 374-2826
Email: jmcallister@co.fremont.ia.us
www.co.fremont.ia.us

Grundy County

Office Open to the Public

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Drop box located on south side of courthouse along west side of drive. Please call this county for more information.

Travis Case, Grundy County Recorder
706 G Ave, Grundy Center, IA 50638
Phone: (319) 824-3234 | Fax: (319) 824-3017
Email: travis.case@grundycountyiowa.gov 
www.grundycounty.org

Hamilton County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Customers are permitted to enter by appointment only and will be asked to please wear a mask upon entering the building. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Kim Anderson, Hamilton County Recorder
PO Box 126, Webster City, IA 50595
Phone: (515) 832-9535 | Fax: (515) 832-8620
Email: recorder@hamiltoncounty.org
www.hamiltoncounty.org

Hardin County

Office Open to the Public 

Masks are available for use. Signage posted notifying that if running a fever or sick admittance will not be granted.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Lori Kadner, Hardin County Recorder
1215 Edgington Ave, Ste #4, Eldora, IA 50627
Phone: (641) 939-8178 | Fax: (641) 939-8245
Email: lkadner@hardincountyia.gov
www.hardincountyia.gov

Henry County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Mindy Fitzgibbon, Henry County Recorder
100 E Washington, PO Box 106, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Phone: (319) 385-0765 | Fax: (319) 385-0770
Email: mfitzgibbon@henrycountyiowa.us
www.henrycountyiowa.us

Howard County

Open without appointment at office window only. Admittance into the office is case-by-case as needed.

Customers may complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available In front of the Law Enforcement Center. Please call this county for more information.

Roxann Vokaty, Howard County Recorder
137 North Elm, Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: (563) 547-9210 | 
Email: rvokaty@co.howard.ia.us
www.co.howard.ia.us

Fayette County

Office Open to the Public

Anyone accessing vault will need to answer health screening questions and will be required to wear a mask. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Karen Ford, Fayette County Recorder
114 N Vine St, PO Box 226, West Union, IA 52175
Phone: (563) 422-3687 | Fax: (563) 422-3739
Email: kford@co.fayette.ia.us
www.fayettecountyiowa.org

Franklin County

Office Open to the Public

Mask required for entry. One customer is allowed in an office at a time. One researcher allowed into the back office at a time. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Toni Wilkinson, Franklin County Recorder
PO Box 26, Hampton, IA 50441
Phone: (641) 456-5675 | Fax: (641) 456-6009
Email: twilkinson@co.franklin.ia.us
www.co.franklin.ia.us

Greene County

Office Open to the Public

County will offer masks and sanitizer.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Marcia Tasler, Greene County Recorder
114 N Chestnut, Jefferson, IA 50129
Phone: (515) 386-5670
Email: recorder@co.greene.ia.us
www.co.greene.ia.us

Guthrie County

Office Open to the Public 

Only one person allowed in the office at a time. Surveyors and abstactors may call for an appointment. 
Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording.
Dropbox available outside of office. 
Please call this county for more information.

Tristen Richard, Guthrie County Recorder
200 N 5th St, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Phone: (641) 747-3412
Email: trichard@guthriecounty.org
www.guthriecounty.org

Hancock County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Tracy Marshall, Hancock County Recorder/Registrar
855 State St/ PO  Box 70
Garner, IA 50438
Phone: (641) 923-2464 | Fax: (641) 923-3912
Email: tracy.marshall@hancockcountyia.org
www.hancockcountyia.org

Harrison County

Office Open by Appointment Only

Limiting to one customer in the office area and one customer in the vault at a time. Wearing a mask is highly recommended.

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available at west entrance of the courthouse. Customers are advised to call the recorder’s office when using the dropbox. Please call this county for more information. 

Lorie Thompson, Harrison County Recorder
111 N 2nd Ave, Logan, IA 51546
Phone: (712) 644-2545 | Fax: (712) 644-3157
Email: lthomp@harrisoncountyia.org
www.harrisoncountyia.org

Humboldt County

Office Open to the Public 

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. Masks are required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Diane Amundson, Humboldt County Recorder
203 Main St, PO Box 100, Dakota City, IA 50529
Phone: (515) 332-3693 | Fax: (515) 332-3694
Email: damundson@humboldtcountyia.org
www.humboldtcountyia.org

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Ida County

Office Open to the Public

Masks available and recommended. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Julie Phillips, Ida County Recorder
401 Moorehead St, Ida Grove, IA 51445
Phone: (712) 364-2220 | Fax: (712) 364-3929
Email: jphillips@idacountyia.us
www.idacounty.org

Jackson County

Open without appointment at office window

Only Abstractors & Surveyors allowed in office. Masks are required.

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside east entrance of courthouse. Please call this county for more information. 

Arlene Schauf, Jackson County Recorder
201 W Platt St, Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone: (563) 652-2504 | Fax: (563) 652-6460
Email: aschauf@co.jackson.ia.us
www.co.jackson.ia.us

Jefferson County

Office Open to the Public with Restrictions

Only three customers at a time will be permitted to enter. Personal protective equipment is encouraged for customers upon entering the building.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Kelly Spees, Jefferson County Recorder
51 W Briggs Ave, Ste 4, Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone: (641) 472-4331 | Fax: (641) 472-5094
Email: recorder@jeffersoncountyia.com
www.jeffersoncountyiowa.com

Jones County

Office Open to the Public

A health screening will be conducted at a secure entrance with temperate screening and sign in sheet to be filled out. Social distancing standards will be followed within the office and vault. Masks are encouraged, not required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Sheri Jones, Jones County Recorder
500 W Main St, Rm 116, Anamosa, IA 52205
Phone: (319) 462-2477
Email: recorder@co.jones.ia.us
www.jonescountyiowa.org

Kossuth County

Office Open to the Public

Masks are not required, but will be available for those that want one. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Karen Benschoter, Kossuth County Recorder
114 W State, Algona IA 50511
Phone: (515) 295-5660 | Fax: (515) 295-3071
Email: recorder@co.kossuth.ia.us
www.co.kossuth.ia.us

Linn County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Abstractors and attorneys may enter by appointment only.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information. 

Joan McCalmant, Linn County Recorder
935 2nd St SW, PO Box 1406, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Phone: (319) 892-5420 | Fax: (319) 892-5459
Email: recorder@linncounty.org
www.linncounty.org

Lucas County

Office Open to the Public

Masks are encouraged, not required. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Laurie Hunter, Lucas County Recorder
916 Braden, Chariton, IA 50049
Phone: (641) 774-2413 | Fax: (641) 774-1619
Email: hunterl@lucasco.org

Iowa County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Sherry Pope, Iowa County Recorder
901 Court Ave, Marengo, IA 52301
Phone: (319) 642-3622 | Fax: (319) 642-5562
Email: recorder48@co.iowa.ia.us
www.co.iowa.ia.us

Jasper County

Office Closed to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Brown mailbox type dropbox on west side of courthouse. Dropbox also available outside office door.  Please call this county for more information.

Denise Allan, Jasper County Recorder
101 1st St N, Rm 205, Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (641) 792-5442 | Fax: (641) 791-3680
Email: recorder@co.jasper.ia.us
www.co.jasper.ia.us

Johnson County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only – Starting June 8th

Customers are encouraged to self evaluate health prior to entry. Masks are encouraged, not required, but the county will have masks available. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Kim Painter, Johnson County Recorder
913 S Dubuque St, Ste 202, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: (319) 356-6093 | Fax: (319) 339-6181
Email: kpainter@co.johnson.ia.us
www.johnson-county.com

Keokuk County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are permitted to enter at the North door only.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Dawn Goldman, Keokuk County Recorder
101 S Main St, Sigourney, IA 52591
Phone: (641) 622-2540 | Fax: (641) 622-3789
Email: recorder@keokukcountyia.com
www.keokukcountyia.com

Lee County

Office Open to the Public

Researchers, surveyors and general public wishing to view records should call first as space is limited in vault areas.

Masks are required and will be provided as needed. A health screening will be conducted upon entry, including a short questionnaire and temperature screening. 

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropboxes available to receive documents for recording or to make other requests for service. Fort Madison dropbox is located in the alley behind the county office building at 933 Avenue H. The Keokuk dropbox is located on the Blondeau side of the courthouse next to the ballot box. Dropbox items are only picked up in Keokuk on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call this county for more information.

Nancy Booten, Lee County Recorder
933 Avenue H, PO Box 190, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 376-1070 | Fax: (319) 372-7033
Email: nbooten@leecounty.org
www.leecounty.org

Louisa County

Office Open to the Public

If you have a fever, cough or other respiratory illness please DO NOT ENTER the Courthouse. Call the office you are needing services from to see if your needs can be met in other ways. We strongly suggest calling before you come in to make sure you have all the documentation necessary once you reach the office you intend to do business with. Wearing a mask is suggested but not required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Tammy Hayes, Louisa County Recorder
117 S Main St, PO Box 264, Wapello, IA 52653
Phone: (319) 523-5361 | Fax: (319) 523-3713
Email: thayes@louisaco-ia.org
www.louisaco-ia.org

Lyon County

Open Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Eldon Kruse, LyonCounty Recorder
206 S 2nd Ave, Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-2381 | Fax: (712) 472-8523
Email: ekruse@co.lyon.ia.us
www.lyoncountyiowa.com

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Madison County

Office Open to Public by Appointment Only

Limiting access to the office to one customer at a time. Masks are encouraged, not required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Lisa Smith, Madison County Recorder
201 W Court, Winterset, IA 50273
Phone: (515) 462-3771 | Fax: (515) 462-5006
Email: lsmith@madisoncoia.us
www.madisoncoia.us

Marion County

Office Closed to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Karen Schwanebeck, Marion County Recorder
214 E Main, Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2211
Email: kschwanebeck@marioncountyiowa.gov
www.co.marion.ia.us

Mills County

Office Open to the Public

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

LuAnne Christiansen, Mills County Recorder
418 Sharp St, Glenwood, IA 51534
Phone: (712) 527-9315 | Fax: (712) 527-1507
Email: lchristiansen@millscoia.us
www.millscoia.us

Monona County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Abstractors and attorneys may enter by appointment only.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Kelly Seward, Monona County Recorder
610 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040
Phone: (712) 433-2575 | Fax: (712) 433-3034
Email: mocorec@mononacounty.org
www.mononacounty.org

Montgomery County

Office Open to the Public 

Masks are encouraged, not required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Carleen Bruning, Montgomery County Recorder
105 E Coolbaugh St, Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: (712) 623-4363 | Fax: (712) 623-8915
Email: cbruning@montgomerycoia.us
www.montgomerycountyiowa.com

O'Brien County

Office Open to the Public

Health screening required prior to entry. Masks are required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Susan Smith, O’Brien County Recorder
155 S Hayes Ave, PO Box 340, Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 957-3045 | Fax: (712) 957-3046
Email: ssmith@obriencounty.org
www.obriencounty.org

Mahaska County

Office Open to Public

Researchers may enter by appointment only and will be required to wear mask and gloves.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Diane Upton Crookham, Mahaska County Recorder
106 S 1st St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Phone: (641) 673-8187 | Fax: (641) 673-8979
Email: recorder@mahaskacounty.org
www.mahaskacounty.org

Marshall County

Office Open to the Public

Health screening questions asked at the door. Mask required for entry.

Customers can complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Nan Benson, Marshall County Recorder
1 East Main, Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: (641) 754-6323 | Fax: (641) 754-6321
Email: nbenson@marshallcountyia.gov
www.co.marshall.ia.us

Mitchell County

Office Open to the Public

A health screening and temperature check will be conducted before entrance is permitted. Masks are required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Pat Skuster, Mitchell County Recorder
212 S 5th St, Osage, IA 50461
Phone: (641) 832-3941 | Fax: (641)  732-5218
Email: pskuster@mitchellcoia.us
www.mitchellcoia.us

Monroe County

Office Open to the Public

Mask and gloves required in vault.

Dropbox available at west entrance to the courthouse. Customers may complete transactions by mail or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Tracy Casady, Monroe County Recorder
10 Benton Ave E, Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-5164 | Fax: (641) 932-5905
Email: tcasady@monroecoia.us
www.monroecoia.us

Muscatine County

Office Open to Public by Appointment Only

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Sarah Hearst, Muscatine County Recorder
414 E 3rd St, Ste 103, Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: (563) 263-7741 | Fax: (563) 263-7248
Email: shearst@co.muscatine.ia.us
www.co.muscatine.ia.us

Osceola County

Office Open to the Public

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Deb Van Beest, Osceola County Recorder
300 7th St, Sibley, IA 51249
Phone: (712) 754-3345 | Fax: (866) 085-0668
Email: davanbeest@osceolacoia.org
www.osceolacountyia.com

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Page County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Passport services available by appointment only. Health screening required prior to entry.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Brenda Esaias, Page County Recorder
112 E Main, Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: (712) 542-3130 | Fax: (712) 542-3636
Email: besaias@co.page.ia.us
www.co.page.ia.us

Plymouth County

Office Open to the Public with Restrictions

Mask are encouraged, not required. No more than two customers at a time will be permitted at the counter.

Transactions may be completed by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Jolynn Goodchild, Plymouth County Recorder
215 4th Ave SE, LeMars, IA 51031
Phone: (712) 546-4020 | Fax: (712) 546-7304
Email: jgoodchild@co.plymouth.ia.us
www.co.plymouth.ia.us

Polk County

Office Closed to the Public

Dropboxes available near the parking lot that is being used by the treasurer and recorder, as well as inside the lobby. There is security/nurse/staff at a table inside. Customers may call the office to let staff know they’ve left documents in a dropbox, and staff will be sure to retrieve it promptly. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Julie Haggerty, Polk County Recorder
111 Court Ave, Ste 250, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 286-3160 | Fax: (515) 323-5393
Email: julie.haggerty@polkcountyiowa.gov
www.polkcountyiowa.gov

Poweshiek County

Office Open to the Public with Restrictions

Customers are permitted to enter one-at-time and will be permitted to enter the vault one-at-a-time.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Dianna Longhenry, Poweshiek County Recorder
302 East Main Street, PO Box 656, Montezuma, IA 50171
Phone: (641) 623-5434
Email: dlonghenry@poweshiekcounty.org
www.poweshiekcounty.org

Sac County

Office Open to the Public

Health screening required for entry. Masks are encouraged, not required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Laura McKeever, Sac County Recorder
100 N West State St, Sac City, IA 50583
Phone: (712) 662-7789
Email: recorder@saccounty.org
www.saccounty.org

Shelby County

Courthouse Open to the Public

Masks are encouraged, not required.  Only one researcher will be permitted to enter the vault at a time.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Geralyn Greer, Shelby County Recorder
612 Court St, Room 201, Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: (712) 755-5640 | Fax: (712) 755-7556
Email: ggreer@shco.org
www.shco.org

Story County

Office Closed to the Public

Abstractors and attorneys may enter by appointment only. A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Stacie Herridge, Story County Recorder
900 6th St, PO Box 55, Nevada, IA 50201
Phone: (515)382-7231 | Fax: (515) 382-7239
Email: sherridge@storycountyiowa.gov
www.storycountyiowa.gov

Palo Alto County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Sue Ruppert, Palo Alto County Recorder
PO Box 248, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Phone: (712) 852-3701 | Fax: (712) 852-3704
Email: sruppert@co.palo-alto.ia.us
www.paloaltocountyiowa.com

Pocahontas County

Office Closed to Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Mike Bollard, Pocahontas County Recorder
99 Court Sq., Ste 5, Pocahontas, IA 50574
Phone: (712) 335-4404 | Fax: (712) 335-4502
Email: mbollard@pocahontascoia.us
www.pocahontas-county.com

Pottawattamie County

Office Closed to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Mark Brandenburg, Pottawattamie County Recorder
227 S 6th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 328-5612 | Fax: (712) 328-4738
Email: mark.brandenburg@pottcounty-ia.gov
www.pottcounty-ia.gov

Ringgold County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Kisha Martin, Ringgold County Recorder
109 W Madison St, Ste 204, Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Phone: (641) 464-3231 | Fax: (641) 464-0654
Email: kmartin@ringgoldcounty.us

Scott County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Abstractors and attorneys may enter by appointment only.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Rita Vargas, Scott County Recorder
600 W 4th St Scott Cty Ad Center, Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: 563-326-8621 | Fax: 563-328-3225
Email: rvargas@scottcountyiowa.com
www.scottcountyiowa.com

Sioux County

Office Open to the Public
9 AM-2PM

Only one customer at a time will be permitted to enter. Health screening questions prior to entry. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Jessica Kooiker, Sioux County Recorder 
PO Box 48, Orange City, IA 51041
Phone: (712) 737-2229 | Fax: (712) 737-3032
Email: jessicak@siouxcounty.org
www.siouxcounty.org

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Tama County

Open to the Public

Face masks are required for entry into the building. Mask will be provided if you don’t have one available. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Deb Kupka, Tama County Recorder
104 W State St, PO Box 82, Toledo, IA 52342
Phone: (641) 484-3320
Email: dkupka@tamacounty.org
www.tamacounty.org

Union County

Office Open to the Public

Only two researchers permitted at a time inside the office. Office door closed to public, must be given access by staff. Masks are required in and will be provided.

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Katie Carlton, Union County Recorder
300 N Pine, Ste 5, Creston, IA 50801
Phone: (641) 782-1725 | Fax: (641) 782-1759
Email: kcarlton@unioncountyiowa.org
www.unioncountyiowa.org

Wapello County

Office Open to the Public

Passports by appointment only. 
Only two customers allowed at the counter at a time. Only two customers allowed in the vault at a time. 
Masks are not required but will be furnished if customers ask for one.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Lisa Kent, Wapello County Recorder
101 W 4th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: (641) 683-0046 | Fax: (641) 683-0001
Email: lkent@wapellocounty.org
www.wapellocounty.org

Washington County

Office Open to the Public

Masks are recommended, but not required. Only two customers allowed in the office and one in the vault at a time. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Jo Greiner, Washington County Recorder
PO Box 889, Washington, IA 52353
Phone: (319) 653-7727 | Fax: (319) 653-7788
Email: jgreiner@co.washington.ia.us
www.co.washington.ia.us

Webster County

Office Open to the Public with Restrictions

Only two customers at a time allowed at counter or in vault. Public searching to be conducted at a terminal outside vault.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available in the alley between the courthouse and the messenger building. Please call this county for more information.

Lindsay Laufersweiler, Webster County Recorder
703 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 576-2401 | Fax: (515) 574-3723
Email: llaufersweiler@webstercountyia.org
www.webstercountyia.org

Winneshiek County

Office Open to the Public

Only 2-3 people allowed in the office at one time. Passport services will resume on July 7th. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Jayne Schultz, Winneshiek County Recorder
201 W Main St, Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-3486 | Fax: (563) 382-5437
Email: jschultz@co.winneshiek.ia.us
www.winneshiekcounty.org

Worth County

Office Open to the Public

A health screening will be conducted before entrance is permitted. Face masks not required but are available.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Items can be dropped off at the sheriff’s office, and recorders will be notified to pick items up. Please call this county for more information

Teresa Olson, Worth County Recorder
1000 Central Ave, Northwood IA 50459
Phone: (641) 324-2734 | (641) 324-3682
Email: teresa.olson@worthcounty.org
www.worthcounty.org

Taylor County

Office Closed to the Public

Appointments available on a case-by-case basis.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Rick Sheley, Taylor County Recorder 
405 Jefferson St, Bedford, IA 50833
Phone: (712) 523-2275 | Fax: (712) 523-2895
Email: recorder@taylorcountyiowa.org
www.taylorcounty.org

Van Buren County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Ann Skaggs, Van Buren County Recorder
406 Dodge St, PO Box 475, Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone: (319) 293-3240 | Fax: (319) 293-6327
Email: askaggs@vbcoia.org
www.vanburencoia.com

Warren County

Office Closed to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information.

Polly Glascock, Warren County Recorder 
301 N Buxton, Ste 109, Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-1089 | Fax: (515) 961-1079
Email: pollyg@warrencountyia.org
www.warrencountyia.org

Wayne County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are asked to wear a mask. County will provide mask and sanitizer. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available in the west foyer entrance. Please call this county for more information.

Angie Horton, Wayne County Recorder
PO Box 435, Corydon, IA 50060
Phone: (641) 872-1676 | (641) 872-2843
Email: ahorton@waynecountyia.org
www.waynecountyia.com

Winnebago County

Office Open to the Public

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by electronic recording, phone, fax and email. Please reach out to this county for more information.

Kris Colby, Winnebago County Recorder
126 S Clark, Forest City, IA 50436
Phone: (641) 585-2094 | Fax: (641) 585-1094
Email: Kris.Colby@winnebagocountyiowa.gov
www.winnebagocountyiowa.gov  

Woodbury County

Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Health screening required prior to entry.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Patrick F. Gill, Woodbury County Recorder
620 Douglas St, Room 106, Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: (712) 279-6528 | Fax: (712) 233-8946
Email: pgill@woodburycountyiowa.gov
www.woodburycountyiowa.gov

Wright County

Office Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available outside of office. Please call this county for more information

Denise Baker, Wright County Recorder
115 N Main, PO Box 187, Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: (515) 532-3204 | Fax: (515) 532-2669
Email: dbaker@co.wright.ia.us
www.wrightcounty.org

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