Recorder

The Recorder’s Office primary responsibilities include the following:

  • 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 ATV’s/ORV’s
  • Issue various types of Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Mastercard, Visa, personal check and cash are acceptable forms of payment in the Recorder’s Office. A service delivery charge will be applied to all credit card transactions.

Questions about the services we provide are always welcome.

Forms/Information

 

Sue Ruppert, Recorder, Jane Wentzel and Donna Wildeman

Contact Information

Palo Alto County Recorder
Courthouse
1010 Broadway, PO Box 248
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Phone: 712-852-3701
Fax: 712-852-3704

Email: sruppert@paloaltocounty.iowa.gov

Hours:

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed holidays)

Staff
Susan Ruppert, Recorder

LaDonna Wildeman, Deputy

Jane Wentzel, Clerk