Kossuth County Recorder

114 W. State Street | Algona , IA 50511 | Phone: (515) 295-5660

Office Hours: 8 am to 4 pm, Mon.-Fri.
The Office of the County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Your County Recorder continues to maintain official records of documents affecting real estate in order to protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions.

Iowa's County Recorders are proud of their tradition and looking forward to the future.

Responsibilities of the Kossuth County Recorder

Lands and Records Management
  • 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
Vital Records (Available from County or State Offices)
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates
  • Certification of Vital Records
  • Boat Registrations/Titles/Liens
  • Snowmobile Registration/Titles/Liens
  • ATV Registrations
  • Hunting/Fishing Licenses
  • Fur Harvester Licenses
  • Habitat, Duck and Trout Stamps
  • Deer and Wild Turkey Applications
  • Landowner/Tenant Gun & Archery Permits
  • Assist in completing and mailing applications for passports
Other Responsibilities
  • Collect real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property
  • Perform federal and state tax lien searches and research of current records for the public
  • Collect and report auditor's fee on transfer of property
  • Certify recorder's records
  • Make records available for genealogy research
  • File detailed reports monthly and annually to the county and to state agencies