Recorder FAQ

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  • Miscellaneous Recorder

    • Where can I get a passport?

  • Real Estate Records

    • How do I add or remove a name from my property?

    • Are abstracts recorded or stored in the Recorders office?

    • Where can I get a replacement abstract?

    • Are wills recorded in the Recorder’s office?

    • What is the current real estate transfer tax for real estate sales?

    • How do I change the mailing address of my property tax bill?

  • Vital Statistics (Birth, Death, & Marriage)

    • How does an officiant register to perform marriages in Iowa?

    • Once we pick up or Marriage License, how long is it valid?

    • Where can I obtain a divorce record?

    • Is there a fee to get married at the courthouse?

    • Where can I get a copy of my Military Discharge papers?

    • Is there a fee to record military discharge records or to get certified copies of them?

    • Who can request a birth, marriage, or death certificate?

    • What do I need to bring in to get a marriage license?

    • What is the fee for a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage record?

    • How can I obtain a certified copy of my birth certificate?

    • How can I obtain a certified copy of a death certificate?

    • How can I obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate?

    • Where do I get a marriage license?