Marion County, Iowa

The Recorder records or retains on file, documents such as deeds, mortgages, contracts, condemnations, easements, federal and state tax liens, surveys, trade names, UCC filings, Article of Incorporations and military service records.


  Marion County, Iowa - Recorder

Forms - Military Records - Real Estate - License and Registration - Vital Records - Links

The office of the County Recorder was created by the first legislative assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839.

Much has changed since the creation of the County Recorder's office and yet much remains the same. The Recorder collects real estate transfer tax for the Department of Revenue, of which a portion stays in the county. The County Recorder issues hunting and fishing licenses, registers and titles boats, snowmobiles and ATVís, conducts federal and state tax lien searches and spends many hours making available numerous programs for the Department of Natural Resources. The Recorder also collects use tax for the Department of Revenue and works closely with the Secretary of Stateís office on Uniform Commercial Codes (UCC) and corporate filings. On July 1, 1997 the Recorderís Office took over vital records from the Clerk of Courts. The Recorderís Office now issue all marriage licenses, register birth, death and marriage certificates, certify vital records for birth, death and marriages, and is an agent to assist in completing and mailing applications for passports.

The Recorder now records or retains on file, a wide variety of important documents such as deeds, mortgages, contracts, condemnations, easements, federal and state tax liens, surveys, trade names, UCC filings, Article of Incorporations, military service records, as well as numerous other valuable documents. The Recorderís duties are defined by state statues and established by state agencies through administrative actions. Below are listed specific duties of the Marion County, Iowa Recorders office:

Lands and Records Management

Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Deeds. Deeds
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Contracts. Contracts
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Mortgages. Mortgages
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Assignments and Releases. Assignments, Releases
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Federal and State Tax Liens. Federal and State Tax Liens
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Affidavits. Affidavits
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Plats and Surveys. Plats & Surveys
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Section Corner Certificates. Section Corner Certificates
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Military Service Records. Military Service Records
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Easements. Easements
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Condemnations. Condemnations
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Trade Names. Trade Names
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Leases. Leases
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. 28E and Drainage Agreements. 28E & Drainage Agreements
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Bills of Sale. Bills of Sale
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Articles of Incorporation. Articles of Incorporation
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Financing Statements. Financing Statements
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Other Documents. Other Numerous Documents

Vital Records

Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Issuing Marriage Licenses. Issues Marriage Licenses
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Registering Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates. Registers Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Certifying Vital Records. Certifies Vital Records

Licenses - Registrations - Applications

Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Boat Registrations, Titles, and Liens. Boat Registrations/Titles/Liens
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Snowmobile Registration, Titles, and Liens. Snowmobile Registrations/Titles/Liens
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. ATV and/or OTV Registrations. ATV and/or OTV Registrations
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Hunting and Fishing Licenses. Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Fur Harvester Licenses. Fur Harvester Licenses
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Habitat, Duck, and Trout Stamps. Habitat, Duck and Trout Stamps
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Deer and Wild Turkey License Applications. Deer and Wild Turkey Applications
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Landowner/Tenant Gun and Archery Permits. Landowner/Tenant Gun & Archery Permits

Passports

As agents, recorders/registrars assist in completing and mailing applications for passports.

Other Responsibilities

Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Collects Real Estate Transfer Taxes. Collects real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property, a portion which is retained in Marion County's general fund.
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Performs record searches. Performs federal and state tax lien searches and will assist in the research of current records for the public.
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Collects Auditor Transfer Fees. Collects and reports auditor's fee on transfer of property.
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Certifies Recorder's Records. Certifies recorder's records.
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Makes records available for genealogy research. Makes records available for genealogy research.
Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Files required county and state reports. Files detailed reports monthly and annually to the county and to state agencies.


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

Recorders Home Page

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
  Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Land Records and Iowa Land Records website. Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
  Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator. Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
  Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Hunting and Fishing License. Fishing and Hunting
  Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Boat License Information. Boat
  Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. ATV and Snowmobile License Information. ATV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
  Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Marriage Application Information. Marriage Application
  Marion County Iowa Recorder (641)828-2211. Birth, Death, and Marriage Records Information. Birth, Death and Marriage

Karen Schwanebeck, Marion County Recorder
Office Holder Name:
Karen Schwanebeck
kschwanebeck@co.marion.ia.us



Address of
Recorder's office:
214 E Main St, Ste 8
Courthouse
Knoxville Iowa 50138


Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Open through lunch hour


Phone Number:
(641) 828-2211

FAX Number:
(641) 828-3538



Employees in
Recorder's Office:


Administrative Assistant

Kathie Caylor
kcaylor@co.marion.ia.us


Recording Clerks

Jen Worthington jworthington@co.marion.ia.us

Naomi Agan
nagan@co.marion.ia.us




Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorders 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

 
             

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