Information from the Clay County, Iowa Recorders office including Military Service records, Real Estate information, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Vital Records and Passports.


  Clay County, Iowa - Recorder

The Office of the Iowa County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Since the creation of the County Recorder's office, numerous additional responsibilities have been added over the years.

The County Recorder is responsible for land and records management, maintaining and recording a wide variety of official documents affecting real estate and numerous other valuable miscellaneous documents. The office collects real estate transfer tax for the Iowa Department of Revenue and collects and reports the County Auditor's fee on transfer of property.

The Recorder's office serves as a licensing agent for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources by issuing fishing and hunting licenses, and registering and titling boats, snowmobiles, and ORV's.

As of July, 1997 the Recorder's office is the County Registrar of Vital Records and has the responsibility of issuing Marriage Licenses, registering Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates and issuing certified copies of Vital Records.

The Clay County Recorder's office is a Passport Acceptance Agent assisting U.S. citizens with obtaining a U.S. Passport.

The Recorder's duties are defined by state statutes and established by state agencies through administrative actions. The County Recorder works with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Revenue, Iowa Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of State Federal Passport Agency. Detailed reports are filed monthly and annually to the county and to the state agencies.

Click on the links below for more specific information about the Recorders services.


Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Recording Information and Fees
Document Formatting Standards
Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
Fishing and Hunting
Boat
ATV, ORV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
Marriage Application
Birth, Death and Marriage

Passports Information
Passport Information and Application

Clay County Recorder's Office

Address of
Recorder's office:

Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th St Suite 3
Spencer IA 51301


Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday


Phone Number:
(712) 262-1081

FAX Number:
(712) 264-3983


Office holder name:
Shirley Goyette
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2014


Employees in
Recorder's Office:
Deputy
Ann Spooner

Clerk
Sheila Weeks


Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorder's office


Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Iowa Real Estate
Transfer Tax Calculator


Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State

U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health


Genealogy Websites:
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb
 
             

Little Sioux River

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse

Peterson Library

Peterson Museum