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 Marriage Application

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

Iowa Marriage Application 

Re: Application for a Search for an Iowa Vital Record

You can download and fill out the form on this page to request that. You can also contact the Recorders office directly for help. You can find their contact information here:

re: Birth Records

According to the County Recorder, birth records go back to 1880. If you want to search for records from 1880-1886, you should contact the Recorder's Office. Their contact information can be found by clicking 'Contacts' in the site's menu at the top of the page.

Re: File stamped marriage license

You will probably have to get a certified copy of your marriage license from the recorder's office in the county where you applied for your license.

Marriage Licenses

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  • Marriage

    Information on getting married in the State of Iowa.