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
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
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
||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
||Collects real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property
||Acceptance agent for U.S. Passport Service. Takes passport and visa
Click on the links below for more specific information
about the Recorders services.
Service Records Information
Real Estate Information
Information and Fees
Estate Transfer Tax Calculator
License Registration Information
ATV, ORV and
Vital Records Information
Death and Marriage
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.
After hour appointments available for Marriage Applications
Office holder name:
Employees in Office:
Helen Mulligan, Clerk
used in the office
Other Related Links:
Iowa Department of
Iowa Secretary of State
Mortgage Help Hotline
State of Iowa Government
U.S. Passport Agency