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. 


3-Day Waiver form

Address Update – Updated 05.20.18

Affidavit to obtain copy of Child_s Paternity Affidavit-FORM – updated 04.24.15

Alert-Paternity Affidavits Require Copy of ID

Amendment to Birth – Information Letter – Updated 12.14.17

Amendment to Birth Form – Updated 09.01.14

Amendment to Death form – Updated 09.01.14

Amendment to Marriage form – Updated 09.01.14

Applicant Instructional Handout – Updated 07.01.16

Application Certified Copy – Generic – Updated 05.01.19

Application Commemorative BIRTH – Updated 06.04.14

Application Commemorative MARRIAGE – Updated 06.04.14

Application for License to Marry – Updated 05.15.18

Birth – Long

Birth – Short

Common Law in Iowa

Consent for Minor to Marry form

Current Correction – BIRTH – with Parent Letter – Updated 08.17.17

Death – Short

Delayed Birth Certificate Form – Updated 01.24.14

Delayed Birth Information Letter – Updated 09.03.15

Groundwater Hazard Form

Identity Documents for Notarization – INFORMATION – Updated 05.01.17

Identity Documents for Notarization – Updated 05.01.17

Instructions for completing .pdf field-fillable forms

Instructions for Completing Groundwater Hazard Statement

Iowa Marriage Certificate

Marriage – No name after marriage

Marriage Current Correction Form – Updated 09.01.18

Notice-Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Officiant Brochure – Updated 07.2017

Paternity Affidavits require copy of ID attached – INFORMATION

Paternity Establishment-Information – Updated 03.2015

Proof of Entitlement Addendum – Attorneys – Updated 01.01.16

Proof of Entitlement Addendum – Genealogy – Updated 01.01.16

Recision of Paternity Affidavit-FORM – Updated 04.22.15

Voluntary Paternity Affidavit form – Updated 04.18.13