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The following transactions are processed from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday:

  • Real Estate
  • Certified Copies of Vital Records
  • Marriage Applications
  • Boat/Snow/ATV/ORV/Dirt Bike transactions
  • Fishing/Hunting licenses

These hours are subject to change at the end of the month and the fiscal year.


Effective July 1, 2024 -- Passport Photos will be $15 per person.

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


The 2023 Platbooks have arrived! These can be purchased in the Jones County Recorder's office for $28 each. If you need it mailed, the price will be $31 per book.

Sheri L. Jones Sheri L. Jones
County Recorder/Registrar
Julie Althoff
Stephanie Herrig

(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