Office of the Iowa County Recorder


The first Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa created the Office of the Iowa County Recorder in 1839. Overall, county recorders are responsible for the maintenance and management of any official property and real estate documents in the state. On top of this, every single vital record passes through their offices. Their responsibilities have grown exponentially over the years to also include issuing recreational vehicle registrations, handling vital records, and issuing hunting and fishing licenses.

Iowa Land Records and County Recorders

By integrating with Iowa Land Records, county recorders are able to archive property records electronically. This statewide database for county land records is readily accessible at any time. Since the creation of this service, county recorders have recorded over one million documents online. 

Sue Meyer, Clayton County Recorder


E-submission is efficient and secure. You know your documents reached the county for recording – nothing is lost in the mail. Payment is easy and secure as well.

Stacie Herridge, Story County Recorder


Save time. Save postage and mail time. E-submitting can make recording quick and easy in the comfort of your own office. Give it a try, and we recorders are here to help, along with a great ILR support staff.

Ann Ditsworth, Dickinson County Recorder


Your time is valuable! With a quality scan, minimal data entry and the click of a mouse your documents can be submitted to our office for filing in just minutes. Try e-submission today – you’ll be so glad you did!