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 Jones County Recorder


The Recorder's Office was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839.  The Recorder continues to maintain official records of documents affecting title to real estate.  A significant portion of duties performed by the other county officials are dependent on the work  performed by the County Recorder.  In addition, we issue hunting and fishing licenses annually, register boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Birth, Death, and Marrigage records are maintained in the Recorder's Office, issuing Marriage Licenses, and Certified copies of Vital Records.  As a service to the public, we take Passport pictures at a cost of $10.00.


Real Estate Documents 
Our indexing information and images from July 1, 1993 through the previous business day are available at the lowa Land Records website.  Click here, Iowa Land Records, to access.
If you have not used the Iowa Land Records website, you will need to create a user name and password for access.  Instructions can be found at the portal. Once logged in, you will need to go through Captcha Authentication.
Please call the office if you need copies of documents not available at the portal.  Our phone number is 319-462-2477.

Effective January 1, 2014, vital records fees increased to $20.

Please visit the Vitals page for more information. 


A new Declaration of Value form became effective

July 1, 2016.

The new form is available at the link to the right.



 Snowmobile, Off-Road Motorcycle, ATV & ORV registrations will expire 12/31/2016.

Please bring your

driver's license with

you for renewal. 

Call 319-462-2477

with questions.



 The Jones County Recorder no longer accepts Passport Applications.  However, we still take passport photos. 

The fee is $10.




A new Groundwater Hazard form became effective

July 18, 2012.





Effective immediately

All documents submitted for recording must contain notary stamps or seals which are dark, legible and reproducible.  If we cannot read the required notary information, we will decline the document. 

2015 Platbooks

have arrived.


Purchase price is $26 in the office or $28 by mail.



Recorder's Statewide Website:

Iowa Public Health Website:

Iowa Dept. of Public Health


Iowa DNR Website:



Downloadable Forms:

Vital Record Application



Marriage Application 

The Marriage Application must be printed on 8 1/2 x 11" paper and front to back on 1 sheet.


Marriage Application Instructions 



Declaration of Value 


Declaration of Value Instructions 


Groundwater Hazard Instructions


Groundwater Hazard Form


Groundwater Hazard Attachment


Transfer Tax Schedule


Trade Name Form

This is a 2 page document to be printed single sided on letter sized paper in order to comply with current Iowa Document Formatting Standards.


Please include copy of photo ID if ordering by mail.
Some information on this page requires Adobe Acrobat© Reader. You may download it for free with the link below.


Recording Fee Decrease

Effective July 1, 2011.


Please click here for more information.

Sheri L. Jones
Jones County Recorder
Took Office 8/19/2015
Email to:
Shelly Williams
Julie Althoff
500 W. Main St. Rm 116
Anamosa,  Iowa  52205
Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Real Estate recording cut-off
time is 4:00 PM.
On the last day of the month we will close the day's work at 3:00 PM, and at the end of the fiscal year (June) books close at 2:30 PM.  The doors will be closed for fiscal year end balancing.  We are also closed designated holidays.
Genealogy Hours:
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday thru Friday

                       Holiday Closings


Friday, January 1, 2016New Year's Day
Monday, February 15, 2016President’s Day
Monday, May 30, 2016Memorial Day
Monday, July 4, 2016Independence Day
Monday, September 5, 2016Labor Day
Friday, November 11, 2016Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 24, 2016Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25, 2016Day After Thanksgiving
Friday, December 23, 2016Christmas Holiday
Monday, December 26, 2016Christmas Holiday