Deeds & Records
Deputy/Passport Agent: Marla Sutton
Deputy/Vital Records Specialist: Katelyn Welper
Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
Passport Office hours:
Wed & Fri 8:15am-12pm 1pm-4:15pm
- by appointment - please call 319-472-3309
The office of the County Recorder was established in 1839 to maintain official records of documents affecting title to real estate in order to preserve property rights and protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions. Although this basic duty remains relatively unchanged, many additional functions have been added to the office. The office of the Recorder is an elected position with a term of four years.
The County Recorder is required to follow the Code of Iowa when recording documents. We work with the Iowa Department of Revenue collecting Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax and Sales/Use Tax; the Iowa Department of Public Health collecting fees, processing marriage applications, and issuing certified copies for birth, death & marriage records; the Iowa Department of Natural Resources collecting fees and issuing hunting & fishing licenses; boat, snowmobile and ATV/ORV registrations and titles and the US Department of State processing and collecting fees for passport applications. January, 2007 the Iowa County Recorders/Registrars Association launched the Iowa Land Records website and began filing documents electronically.
Items used in Recording of Documents
Standard Recording Fees
Real Estate Record Searches
Searches can be done using the Iowa Land Records Website. Complete searches are done by coming into the Benton Co. Recorder's Office.
IOWA COUNTY RECORDERS ARE PROUD OF THEIR TRADITION AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE.