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
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.
|Effective May 1, 2011 - The Madison County
Recorder is not the Passport Agent. Passport services are now provided
in the Auditor's Office.
Click here for more information.
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
Service Records Information
Real Estate Information
Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Information and Fees
Estate Transfer Tax Calculator
License Registration Information
Vital Records Information
Death and Marriage
Pictured L-R: Lisa Smith, Brandy Macumber, Connie
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Dr.
Winterset, IA 50273
Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
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
used in the Recorder's office
Iowa Land Records
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Iowa Secretary of State
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