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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' rule changes to the Iowa Administrative Code section 558.69 to align groundwater hazard statements with current legislation will be effective February 15, 2023.

NOTE: Applicable real estate transactions must continue to use the current groundwater hazard statement form until the new form becomes active on Feb. 15, 2023. All transfer documents requiring a groundwater hazard statement recorded on Feb. 15, 2023, or after, will be required to have the new form


A letter stating “County Deed Records” from Home Warranty is circulating in Jones County and causing a lot of confusion. Please note: The Jones County Recorder’s Office is not affiliated with “County Deed Records” in any manner, nor is any other government entity. Press Release

The Recorder's Office was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839.

About the Recorder's Office

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, register boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, ORVs and off-road motorcycles. Birth, Death, and Marriage records are maintained in the Recorder's Office along with issuing Marriage Licenses, certified copies of Vital Records, and passport pictures.

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash (U.S. Currency Only)
  • Credit Cards (Convenience fee applies)
  • Debit Cards (Convenience fee applies)
  • Checks, Money Orders or Cashier's Checks possessing an American Bank Association (ABA) routing number


2022 Jones County Plat Books have arrived! $28 over the counter, $31 by mail.

Sheri L. Jones Sheri L. Jones
County Recorder/Registrar
Julie Althoff
Betty Weimer

(319) 462-2477

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Processing Time
(Real Estate, Vitals & DNR transactions)
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cutoff time may vary at the end of month.
Holiday Closures

Jones County Courthouse
500 W. Main St.
Room 116
Anamosa, IA 52205