Official Website for Jackson County, Iowa

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Recorder


Contact Information


 Arlene Schauf

Recorder

 

 Jennifer Jones

First Deputy


 Amy Wilms

Second Deputy

Mail

Jackson County Courthouse Room 206 

201 West Platt Street Maquoketa, IA 52060

 

Phone

 (563) 652-2504


Fax 

(563) 652-6460

Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 

Duties & Responsibilities


The Office of the 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 Jackson County Recorder's office is a Passport Acceptance Agent assisting U.S. citizens with obtaining a U.S. Passport. The Recorder's duties are defined by state statutes and established by state agencies through administrative actions.

 

The County Recorder works with the Iowa Dept of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Revenue, Iowa Dept 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.

Recording Information and Fees

 Please contact or stop in the Recorder's Office to obtain Marriage Applications, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and Marriage Certificates