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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. 


The ATV, Snowmobile, Dirt bike and Off Road Utility Vehicle renewal period for

2015 has started.  Current registrations will expire 12/31/2014. 


Please bring your driver's license and user permit to renew.


Please call 319-462-2477 with questions. 



 Boat registrations expired on 4/30/2013.

Please bring your

driver's license with

you for renewal. 

Call 319-462-2477

with questions.



 We no longer accept Passport Applications.  However, the Jones County Recorder's Office still takes passport photos. 

The fee is $10.




There is a new Groundwater Hazard form effective July 18, 2012.




Boat registration, title & lien fees have changed.

Please call if you have any questions.




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. 

2014 Platbooks

have arrived.


Purchase price is $25 in the office or $27 by mail.


The Jones County Recorder’s office will be closed on Friday, January 2, 2015, due to unexpected circumstances.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Snowmobile, ATV, UTV and dirt bike renewals postmarked 12/31/2014 will not incur a penalty.  We will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Thank you.


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.

Marie Krutzfield
Jones County Recorder
Took Office 08/31/1998
Email to:
Sheri Jones
Deputy Recorder
Diane McAfee
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 2:00 PM, and at the end of the fiscal year books close at 1:30 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

   President’s Day                       Monday, February 17, 2014

   Memorial Day                          Monday, May 26, 2014

   Independence Day                   Friday, July 4, 2014

   Labor Day                               Monday, September 1, 2014

   Veteran’s Day                          Tuesday, November 11, 2014
   Thanksgiving Day                     Thursday, November 27, 2014
   Day After Thanksgiving             Friday, November 28, 2014

   Christmas Holiday                    Wednesday, December 24, 2014
   Christmas Holiday                    Thursday, December 25, 2014
   New Year’s Holiday                  Thursday, January 1, 2015