Clayton County, Iowa

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Sue Meyer Head ShotSue Meyer

Location: Courthouse
Position: elected to four year terms

The County Recorder shall record at length all instruments of record which may be filed with her for recording consisting principally of deeds, mortgages, contracts, assignments, affidavits, releases, condemnation proceedings, veterans\' records, plats, leases and other miscellaneous papers. The following are some of the Recorders duties:

  • Issues hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, trout and duck habitat stamps

  • Reports to Iowa Department of Revenue & Finance and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and makes payment of fees collected

  • Furnish certified copies of instruments of record in the office

  • Records UCC financing statements

  • Reports to the Board of Supervisors quarterly a statement of fees collected

  • Issues boat, snowmobile, and ORV registration certificates and boat titles

  • Collects the Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax for the Iowa Department of Revenue & Finance

  • Process passport photos

  • Custodian of birth, death, and marriage records and issue certified copies of these records

  • Issues marriage licenses

Contact Information

Iowa Land Records E-Submission

Did you know that real estate documents can be submitted to the Recorder's Office electronically? The video below explains the benefits of using e-submission of documents through Iowa Land Records.


Iowa Marriage Application

To download the Iowa marriage application, click the link below:

Iowa Marriage Application 

Trade Name Application

To register a trade name for your business, you will need to fill out a trade name application form and return it to the Recorder's Office.  The recording fee is $12.


State of Iowa Marriage Instructions

To download the document, click the link below:

State of Iowa Marriage Instructions 

Application for a Search for an Iowa Vital Record

To download the application, use the link below:

Vitals Search ApplicationĀ 


  • Marriage

    Information on getting married in the State of Iowa.

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