The Iowa County Recorder/Registrar manages information and records on your home, family, recreation and business.


  Iowa County, Iowa - Recorder

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The Office of the County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Your County Recorder maintains official records of documents affecting real estate in order to protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions.

A significant portion of the duties performed by other county officials is dependent on the work performed by your County Recorder.

Iowa's County Recorders are proud of their tradition and looking forward to the future.

The Recorderís duties are defined by state statues and established by state agencies through administrative actions. Below are listed specific duties of the Iowa County, Iowa Recorders office:

Records all instruments which maybe filed for records consisting principally of deeds, contracts, leases, easements, plats & surveys, section corner certificates, plat proceedings, mortgages, mortgage releases & assignments, affidavits, federal & state tax liens, military service records, trade names and agreements in addition to numerous other documents
Sells hunting, fishing & fur harvester licenses as well as deer & wild turkey licenses, also habitat, migratory birds & trout fees Issues landowner/tenant gun and archery permits.
Registers/titles boats, snowmobiles, ORVs & ATVs.
Collects use tax for Department of Revenue on recreational vehicles.
Registers birth, death & marriage certificates
Issues marriage licenses. Certifies vital record copies.
Files detailed reports monthly and annually to the county and to state agencies.
Collects real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property
Acceptance agent for U.S. Passport Service. Takes passport and visa photos

Click on the links below for more specific information about the Recorders services.

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
  Land Records
  Recording Information and Fees
  Document Formatting Standards
  Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
  Fishing and Hunting
  ATV, ORV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
  Marriage Application
  Birth, Death and Marriage

 Passport Information and Application

     (Cannot use credit card for U.S. Dept of State, Expedite      and Express Mail payment)



Address of office:
901 Court Avenue
Marengo, IA 52301

Hours Recorder's Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number:
(319) 642-3622

FAX Number:
(319) 642-5562

Office holder name:
Sherry Pope

Employees in Office:

Helen Mulligan, Deputy

Julie Storck, Clerk

Downloadable forms
used in the office

Other Related Links:
Iowa Department of
Public Health

Iowa DNR

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Secretary of State

Mortgage Help Hotline

State of Iowa Government

U.S. Passport Agency

Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb
MasterCard and Visa are now accepted in our office.  Debit cards with MasterCard or Visa Card logo are processed as credit cards.  A non-refundable Service Delivery Fee will be applied to your total.   

Fishing is a favorite pastime in Iowa County

Canadian Geese are abundant in Iowa County

Put your boat on Lake Iowa and enjoy yourself

Total Cattle Inventory in Iowa as of January 1, 2007 - 3,950,000