Information from the Jackson County, Iowa Recorders office including Military Service records, Real Estate information, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Vital Records and Passports.


  Jackson County, Iowa - Recorder

The Office of the Iowa County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Since the creation of the County Recorder's office, numerous additional responsibilities have been added over the years.

The County Recorder is responsible for land and records management, maintaining and recording a wide variety of official documents affecting real estate and numerous other valuable miscellaneous documents. The office collects real estate transfer tax for the Iowa Department of Revenue and collects and reports the County Auditor's fee on transfer of property.

The Recorder's office serves as a licensing agent for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources by issuing fishing and hunting licenses, and registering and titling boats, snowmobiles and ATV's.

As of July, 1997 the Recorder's office is the County Registrar of Vital Records and has the responsibility of issuing Marriage Licenses, registering Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates and issuing certified copies of Vital Records.

The Jackson County Recorder's office is a Passport Acceptance Agent assisting U.S. citizens with obtaining a U.S. Passport.

The Recorder's duties are defined by state statutes and established by state agencies through administrative actions. The County Recorder works with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Revenue, Iowa Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of State Federal Passport Agency. Detailed reports are filed monthly and annually to the county and to the state agencies.

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


Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

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

License Registration Information
  Fishing and Hunting
  Boat
  ATV, ORV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
  Marriage Application
  Birth, Death and Marriage

Passports Information
  Passport Information and Application

Address of
Recorder's office:
Jackson County Courthouse
Room 206
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Hours Office is open:
8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 652-2504

FAX Number:
(563) 652-6460

Recorder:
Arlene Schauf

Employees in
Recorder's Office:

First Deputy
Jennifer Jones

Second Deputy
Marcia Camp

Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorder's office


Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Iowa Real Estate
Transfer Tax Calculator

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR


Iowa Secretary of State
 
U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health


Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb
 
             

Depot in LaMotte

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Farming History

Limestone Kilns at Maquoketa