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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


2021 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