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
Service Records Information
Real Estate Information
Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Information and Fees
Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator
License Registration Information
ORV and Snowmobiles
Vital Records Information
Death and Marriage
Information and Application
300 W 4th St Suite 3
Spencer IA 51301
Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday
Office holder name:
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2022
used in the Recorder's office
Iowa Land Records
Transfer Tax Calculator
Other Related Links:
Iowa Secretary of State
U.S. Passport Agency
State of Iowa Government
Iowa Department of