Lands & Records Management

Please Visit www.iowalandrecords.org for public record recordings.

Your recorder/registrar is responsible for recording your:

  • Deeds
  • Contracts Mortgages
  • Assignments, Releases
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Affidavits
  • Plats & Surveys
  • Section Corner Certificates
  • Military Service Records
  • Easements
  • Condemnations
  • Trade Names
  • Leases
  • 28E & Drainage Agreements Bills of Sale
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Financing Statements
  • ...plus numerous other documents

Licenses, Registrations & Applications

Your recorder/registrar is responsible for selling or issuing:

  • Boat Registrations/Titles/Liens
  • Snowmobile Registrations/Titles/Liens
  • ATV Registrations/Titles/Liens
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Fur Harvester Licenses
  • Habitat, Duck and Trout Stamps
  • Deer and Wild Turkey Licenses
  • Landowner/Tenant Gun & Archery Licenses
  • Boundary Water/Troutline Licenses
  • Ginseng Harvest/Grower License
  • Bait Dealer License
  • Taxidermy License

For more information see: Iowa Department of Natural Resources



As agents, recorders/registrars assist in completing and mailing applications for passports.

Items necessary for passport application

  • Completed passport form (unsigned).
  • Passport pictures (1). Red background not accepted.
    Pictures may be taken at the Recorder's office for a $12 fee
  • Certified copy of birth certificate, or old passport.
  • Driver's license for identification purposes.
  • Used passport if in applicant's possession.
  • Check or cash in the amount of $35.00 payable to Butler County Recorder.
  • Check made payable to U.S. Department of State:

 Passport Book

$110 Age 16 and over.
$80  Age 15 and under.

Passport Card

$30 Age 16 and over.
$15 Age 15 and under.


Other Responsibilities

Your recorder/registrar also:

  • Collects real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property, a portion of which is retained in your county's general fund.
  • Collects and reports auditor's fee on transfer of property.
  • Certifies recorder's records.
  • Makes records available for genealogy research.
  • Files detailed reports monthly and annually to the county and state agencies.


Voter ID Information 





Contact Recorder's Office

Janice Jacobs, Recorder/Registrar of Vital Records
Roxann Geelhoed, Deputy
Brandon Kampman, Deputy

Butler County Recorder's Office
Butler County Courthouse
428 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 346
Allison, IA 50602

P: (319) 267-2735
F: 877-302-8864
E: recorder@butlercoiowa.org

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm