POCAHONTAS COUNTY RECORDER

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About the Department

Department Duties

Primary duties of the Pocahontas County Recorder's office:

  • Record and maintain documents affecting title to real estate
  • Record vital records (birth, death, marriage) and issue certified copies
  • Issue Marriage Licenses
  • Register and title boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs/ORVs

Optional Duties performed in Pocahontas County:

  • Issue various types of Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Boat Registration/Titles/Liens
  • Snowmobile Registration/Titles/Liens
  • ATV/OTV Registrations/Titles /Liens
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Fur Harvester Licenses
  • Habitat, Duck, and Trout Stamps
  • Deer and Wild Turkey Licenses
  • Landowner/Tenant Gun and Archery Deer and Turkey Permits
    (These permits are issued by County Recorder through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources)
  • Issue Marriage Licenses
  • Registers Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates
  • Issues Certified Copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Records
  • (Vital Records are administered by the Iowa Department of Public Health)
  • 28E Agreements
  • Affadavits
  • Bills of Sale
  • Changes of Title
  • Condemnations
  • Contracts
  • Corner Section Certificates
  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Fence Agreements
  • Leases
  • Military Discharge Records
  • Mortgages
  • Plats of Survey
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Resolutions
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Right of Way Agreements
  • Trade Names
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Accept and record documents submitted electronically
  • Collect real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property
  • Collect and report Auditor’s fee on transfer of property
  • Perform federal and state tax lien searches and assist public in research of real estate
  • Certify all Recorder’s records
  • Make records available for genealogy research (Note: Recorder does not conduct  these searches)
  • Prepare and submit detailed reports monthly, quarterly, and annually to the county; and monthly reports to these state agencies: Dept. of Public Health, Dept. of Natural Resources, Dept. of Revenue

COUNTY RECORDER:
  Catherine Frerk

CLERK:
  Bev Tiedeman