Information from the Madison County, Iowa Recorders office including Military Service records, Real Estate information, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Vital Records and Passports.


  Madison County, Iowa - Recorder

Effective May 1, 2011 - The Madison County Recorder is not the Passport Agent. Passport services are now provided in the Auditor's Office.
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The Office of the Iowa County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Since the creation of the County Recorder's office, numerous additional responsibilities have been added over the years.

The County Recorder is responsible for land and records management, maintaining and recording a wide variety of official documents affecting real estate and numerous other valuable miscellaneous documents. The office collects real estate transfer tax for the Iowa Department of Revenue and collects and reports the County Auditor's fee on transfer of property.

The Recorder's office serves as a licensing agent for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources by issuing fishing and hunting licenses, and registering and titling boats, snowmobiles and ATV's.

As of July, 1997 the Recorder's office is the County Registrar of Vital Records and has the responsibility of issuing Marriage Licenses, registering Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates and issuing certified copies of Vital Records.

The Recorder's duties are defined by state statutes and established by state agencies through administrative actions. The County Recorder works with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Revenue, Iowa Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of State Federal Passport Agency. Detailed reports are filed monthly and annually to the county and to the state agencies.
Click on the links below for more specific information about the Recorders services.

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
  Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
  Recording Information and Fees
  Document Formatting Standards
  Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
  Fishing and Hunting
  Boat
  ATV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
  Marriage Application
  Birth, Death and Marriage
Madison County Recorder's Office - Lisa Smith, Brandy Macumber, Connie Miller
Pictured L-R: Lisa Smith, Brandy Macumber, Connie Miller

Address of
Recorder's office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Dr.
Winterset, IA 50273

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Phone Number:
(515) 462-3771

FAX Number:
(515) 462-5006

Office holder name:
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2014


Lisa Smith, Recorder/Registrar

Employees in the Recorder's Office:
Connie Miller, 1st Deputy
Brandy Macumber, 2nd Deputy

Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorder's office


Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR


Iowa Secretary of State
 
State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health


Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb
 
             

See the Madison County Recorder for information Land Records

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