Downloadable forms from the office of the Howard County Recorder.

  Howard County, Iowa - Recorder Forms

These forms are from the county Recorder's office and are for general public use. These files have been created for your use and are in a PDF format. If you don't have a program that can read PDF files, please click HERE to get the Adobe Reader. Other information may go here also as deemed needed by the Office Holder.

Adobe PDF icon Iowa Department of Public Health News Release
Iowa Birth Certificate Exchange Offered for Small Certificates Issued from 1993-2009
Vital Records Information
  These forms may be used for both state and county requests; you may CLICK HERE to go to for more information.
For county applications, make payment payable to Howard County Recorder and mail to 137 North Elm, Cresco, IA 52136
Adobe PDF icon Application for a Search for an Iowa Birth Record
Adobe PDF icon Application for a Search for an Iowa Marriage Record
Adobe PDF icon Application for a Search for an Iowa Death Record
Military Records Information
  Application for Certified Copy or Photocopy of Military Record
Marriage Information
  State of Iowa Marriage Instructions
  Application to Marry in Iowa
Note: Please print this application so it is front and back on one page
  Application for Waiver of 3-Day Waiting Period
ATV, Boats, Snowmobile Information
  Bill of Sale for ATV, ORV, Boat, or Snowmobile
  Application for Registration, Title and Security Interest
Real Estate Transfer Information
  Real Estate Transfer Tax Tables
  Real Estate Transfer Declaration of Value Form
  Groundwater Hazard Statement Instructions
  Groundwater Hazard Statement Form


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