Information from the Delaware County, Iowa Recorders office including Military Service records, Real Estate information, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Vital Records and Passports.

  Delaware County, Iowa - Recorder

Effective May 1, 2011 - The Delaware County Recorder is not the Passport Agent. Passport services are now provided in the Auditor's Office.
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Records all instruments which maybe filed for record, consisting principally of deeds, contracts, leases, easements, plats & surveys, mortgages, mortgage releases & assignments, affidavits, federal & state tax liens, military service records, trade names and agreements in addition to numerous other documents

Sells hunting, fishing & fur harvester licenses as well as deer & wild turkey licenses, also habitat, migratory birds & trout fees

Registers/titles boats, snowmobiles & ATVs (Additional information can be found on the Iowa DNR website.)
Registers birth, death & marriage certificates
Issues certified copies
Reports quarterly to Board of Supervisors all fees collected, paying same to County Treasurer
Issues real estate transfer stamps
Photo agent for passport services

Click on the links below for more specific information about the other Recorders services.

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Recording Information and Fees
Document Formatting Standards
Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
Fishing and Hunting
ATV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
Marriage Application
Birth, Death and Marriage

Address of
Recorder's office:
Delaware County Courthouse
301 E Main Street Rm. 204
PO Box 157
Manchester, Iowa 52057

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone Number:
(563) 927-4665

FAX Number:
(563) 927-3641
Office holder name:
Daneen Schindler

Employees in
Recorder's Office:
Marsha J. Mescher
Deputy Recorder

Jenny Eschen

Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorders office

Recorder Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Department of
Public Health

Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb