The Howard County, Iowa Recorders office maintains and records official records of documents affecting title to property and miscellaneous documents dating back to 1838.


  Howard County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Land Records & Records Management

The Howard County Recorder’s office maintains and records official records of documents affecting title to property and miscellaneous documents. These records date back to 1838.

Most recorded documents are public record and can be viewed in-office:
Deeds
Contracts
Mortgages
Assignments, Releases
Federal and State Tax Liens
Affidavits
Plats & Surveys
Section Corner Certificates
Military Service Records
Easements
Condemnations
Trade Names
Leases
28E & Drainage Agreements
Bills of Sale
Articles of Incorporation
Financing Statements
Other Numerous Documents

The Iowa County Association of Recorders has a statewide website, titled Iowa County Land Record Information System or CLRIS. This website has indexing and images of recorded documents available for viewing. The website is found at http://iowalandrecords.org/portal. Businesses and individuals need to register as a public user before using the website.

The statewide Iowa County Land Record Information System (CLRIS) has the capability of accepting e-submission filings. These real estate documents are submitted over the Internet for official recording in a county in Iowa. Attorneys, real estate agents, closing agents and other authorized parties can submit documents to a website for recording. Go to http://iowalandrecords.org/portal for more information.


Click on the links below for more specific information about the other Recorders services.

Recorders Home Page

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
»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

Address:
Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street
Cresco IA 52136

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

Phone Number:
563.547.9210

FAX Number:
563.547.9252

County Recorder:
Cherri L. Caffrey


Employees in Recorder's Office:
Deputy Recorder:
Roxann Vokaty

PT Clerk:
Lori Balik

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




By clicking on the links below you will be leaving the Howard County website and opening a new website.



Recorder Links:
Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)

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

Iowa Gravestone
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