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.


       Page 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.

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 Page 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 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 Records
Recording Information and Fees
Document Formatting Standards
Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
Fishing and Hunting
Boat
ATV, ORV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
Marriage Application
Birth, Death and Marriage

Passports Information
Passport Information and Application

Address of
Recorder's office:
112 E Main
Clarinda, IA 51632

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

Phone Number:
(712) 542-3130

FAX Number:
(712) 542-3636

County Recorder:
Brenda Esaias

Employees in
Recorder's Office:

Connie Rogers - Deputy

Jodi Mothershead - Clerk

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


Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State

U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb

 
             

Interior View of Page County Courthouse

Stained glass window inside courthouse

Interior of Page County Courthouse

Stained glass window inside courthouse