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
Service Records Information
Real Estate Information
Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Information and Fees
Estate Transfer Tax Calculator
License Registration Information
ATV, ORV and
Vital Records Information
Death and Marriage
Information and Application
U.S. Passport Agency