CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE & INFORMATION

As we have navigated Coronavirus (COVID-19) through much of 2020 and now into 2021, the Iowa Land Records team remains dedicated to continuing to provide high quality customer service for our e-submission customers and portal users. We will continue to communicate with counties to ask them to report any office closures or potential service disruptions to customers.

E-Submission & Portal Services Continue Without Disruption

The Iowa Land Records team has remained open for business throughout the pandemic, and has taken steps to protect our team and make sure e-submission remains up and running.  We continue to adhere to all recommendations put forth by the CDC and IDPH, and therefore do not anticipate any disruption to our operation. 

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

Throughout the pandemic Iowa County Recorders have continued to provide services, even when the courthouse doors were closed. Mail was processed, counties set up drop boxes to receive paper documents for recording or other processing. Electronically submitted documents are being recorded.

Over time Counties started 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 county.

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 July 2, 2021 at 10:57 AM.

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

Only one person will be permitted at a time in the vault area. Masks are required for entry. 

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Janelle Schneider, Adair County Recorder
400 Public Sq, Suite 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
Open 8:00 – 4:00. Restricted to 2 people in the vault for research and by appointment only.

Large drop off box located at the South door (Off of 1st Ave NW).  Please put everything in an envelope first.

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.allamakeecounty.iowa.gov

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@blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov
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 Open to the Public 

Face masks are recommended but not required. 

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

Curtis Reis​, Buena Vista County Recorder
PO Box 454, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: (712) 749-2539 | Fax: (712) 749-2708
Email: creis@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 

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

Only three customers permitted at a time at the counter, only two people will be permitted at a time behind the counter. Abstractors and researchers please call to request an appointment. Masks are required for entry. 

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. 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 for entry and will be available at the door. 

Dropbox located in the parking lot near the entrance 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 with no Restrictions

Office hours 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Masks recommended, but not required

 

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

Masks are recommended but not required. 

Dropbox located at the south door of the courthouse. Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. 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@calhouncounty.iowa.gov
www.calhouncountyiowa.com

Cass County

Office Open to the Public with no Restrictions

Dropbox located outside the front door. 

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 Closed 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

Open to the Public by Appointment Only (M-F from 8:30 AM to 11:15 AM)

Masks are encouraged but not required. Dropbox is available outside the office door. Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording.

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 

Masks are encouraged but not required. 

Drop box available outside the north entrance to the courthouse. 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

Face masks are recommended, but not required.

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

Natalie Steffener​, Des Moines County Recorder
513 N Main St, Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: (319) 753-8221 | Fax: (319) 753-8721
Email: steffenern@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 with no Restrictions 

Face masks are not required for entry. 

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. 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.iowa.gov

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 With No Restrictions

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. 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 no Restrictions

Dropbox located on east side of Courthouse to the left of the door.

Face masks are recommended, but not required

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.iowa.gov

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 with No Restrictions

Serving customers at the counter. Social distancing encouraged throughout the courthouse. 

Face Masks are not required for entry. 

Customers may complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available at the west entrance to the courthouse or administrative. 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@dickinsoncountyiowa.gov
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 may be conducted by appointment only.

Masks are recommended, not required. Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

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

Fremont County

Office Open to the Public

Customers may complete transactions via 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

Customers are permitted to enter 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 recommended but not required. A temperature screening is required upon entry. If running a fever or sick, admittance will not be granted.

Dropbox available outside of office at east entrance of courthouse. Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. 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 with No Restrictions 

Face masks are not required for entry

Dropbox located on the south side of the courthouse. Customers may complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. 

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@howardcounty.iowa.gov
www.howardcounty.iowa.gov

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 with No Restrictions

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 may 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

 

 

Deb McDonald, Greene County Recorder
114 N Chestnut, Jefferson, IA 50129
Phone: (515) 386-5670
Email: debmcdonald@greenecounty.iowa.gov
www.greenecounty.iowa.gov

Guthrie County

Office Open to the Public 

Window is open to the public with no restrictions. Records room available by appointment only.

Face Masks are required for entry. 

Dropbox available at the east courthouse entrance to receive documents for recording or to make other request for services. 
Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording
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:recorder@guthriecounty.gov
www.guthriecounty.org

Harrison County

Office Open to the Public with no Restrictions

Limit number of customers in office and vault area to follow social distancing guidelines. Facemasks Required.

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

Hancock County

Office Open to the Public

Masks are recommended but not required for entry. 

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Please call this county for more information.

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

Humboldt County

Office Open to the Public

Face masks are recommended, but not required.

A drop box is available in the parking lot by the main entrance. Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. 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

Office Open to the Public

Courthouse doors open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Dropbox located near the east entrance of courthouse.

Face masks required for entry. 

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

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available next to the garage in the north parking lot. 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@jonescountyiowa.gov
www.jonescountyiowa.gov

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@kossuthcounty.iowa.gov
www.co.kossuth.ia.us

Linn 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. 

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 may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. 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 Open to the Public With No Restrictions

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

Keokuk County

Office Open to the Public

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available at north side of the courthouse. 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.

Amie Griesse, Lyon County Recorder
206 S 2nd Ave, Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-2381 | Fax: (712) 472-8523
Email: agriesse@co.lyon.ia.us
www.lyoncountyiowa.com

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Madison County

Office Open to Public with No Restrictions 

Masks are not required for entry.
Dropbox located outside the north annex doors. Customers may complete transactions via 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@madisoncounty.iowa.gov
www.madisoncounty.iowa.gov

Marion 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.

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

Masks are required for entry.

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox located on south side of courthouse. 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@millscountyiowa.gov
www.millscoia.us

Monona County

Office Open to the Public with no Restrictions 

Face masks are 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.

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.gov
www.montgomerycountyia.gov

O'Brien County

Office Open to the Public with no Restrictions 

Masks are required for entry.

Dropbox located on east side of Courthouse building underneath the American Flag.

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.iowa.gov
www.obriencounty.org

Mahaska County

Office Open to Public with No Restrictions

Face masks are not required for entry. 

Customers may 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 

Customers may complete transactions via mail, phone or electronic recording. 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

Masks are recommended but not required.

Customers may complete transactions via 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

Masks are recommended, but not required.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording.  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: sarah.hearst@muscatinecountyiowa.gov
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

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 No Restrictions

Dropbox is located in the lower level north entrance of the courthouse and is available only during business hours 8AM to 5PM Monday – Friday.

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. 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 Open to the Public by Appointment Only

Dropbox available during normal business hours inside the lobby. Masks are required to enter. A health screening will be conducted before entry.

Customers may complete transactions via 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: Recorder1@poweshiekcouny.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

Open to the Public

Dropbox available at the south side of the building. Customers may complete transactions via 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 Open to the Public with No Restrictions

Customers may complete transactions via 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

Dropbox available at the east corner of the courthouse. Customers may 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 Open to the Public by Appointment Only

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

A health screening is required upon entry. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Dropbox available outside of the administration building. Customers may complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. 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 with No Restrictions
8 AM-4PM

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available on west side of courthouse. 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

Office 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, to the left of the main doors. 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 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 with No Restrictions

Dropbox located on railing on the front steps of courthouse. Customers may complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recordingPlease 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 with no Restrictions

Masks are only required in the Clerk of Court of Court rooms if you have not had your COVID vaccination. 

Two drop boxes are available for customers. One is located at the south door of the courthouse in entryway on west wall, and the other is located at the north door by the sheriff’s door inside the hallway on north wall.

Customers are encouraged to complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. 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 Until Monday, December, 28

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

Wayne County

Office Open to the Public with No Restrictions

Face masks are not required for entry.

Customers may complete transactions by mail, phone or electronic recording. Dropbox available in the west foyer entrance and outside the building on the south side. 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

Face masks are recommended, but not required. Only three people/groups at the counter at a time. 

Customers may complete transactions via 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

Face masks are required for entry. Limiting number of customers in office at one time. 

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