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.
Boat registrations expired on 4/30/2016.
Please bring your
driver's license with
you for renewal.
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.
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.