The office of the County
Recorder was created by the first legislative assembly of the Territory of Iowa
The Marion County Passport Office will be closed
for the following dates and times in December.
Dec. 6th Closed 11-4 pm
Dec. 19th & 20th Closed All Day
23rd-25th Closed All Day
Dec. 26th &
27th Closed 11-4 pm
Dec. 31st Closed
Iowa Birth Certificate Exchange Offered
If you were issued a wallet-sized birth certificate between May 1993 and October
2009, the Iowa Department of Public Health will exchange it for a complete birth
certificate suitable for identification purposes.
Click here for additional information.
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 issues all
marriage licenses, register birth, death and marriage certificates, certify
vital records for birth, death and marriages.
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
State Tax Liens
Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
Licenses - Registrations - Applications
and/or OTV Registrations
Duck and Trout Stamps
Wild Turkey Applications
Landowner/Tenant Gun & Archery Permits
As Passport Acceptance Agents we process passport applications. For more
information on passports please go to
real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property, a portion which is retained
in Marion County's general fund.
federal and state tax lien searches and will assist in the research of current records for the
and reports auditor's fee on transfer of property.
records available for genealogy research.
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
Service Records Information
Real Estate Information
Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Estate Transfer Tax Calculator
License Registration Information
Vital Records Information
Death and Marriage