901 Court Ave.
Marengo, IA 52301
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319-642-5562 (Fax)


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Call for passport appointment times.
Saturday & Sunday
Holiday Closures

Our Team

Sherry Pope
Lynn Gahring
Julie Storck

Iowa County Recorder

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 to protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions. The office of the Recorder is an elected position with a term of four years.

Certified copies of birth, death, and Military discharge records are available in the Recorder's Office. Marriage records and applications for marriage can also be found here. The Recorder's Office assists the Iowa DNR by registering Boats, Snowmobiles, ATVs, ORVs, UTVs, and ORMs. Additionally, the Recorder's Office issues all Iowa DNR resident and non-resident hunting and fishing licenses, deer tags, turkey tags, and other tags. The Recorder’s Office serves as a US Department of State acceptance facility for passport applications. We also assist Genealogy researchers who want to obtain information on land and vital record documents.

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