Official Website for Cedar County, Iowa

Cedar County Iowa - Recorder


Contact Information

County Recorder

 Melissa Bahnsen


County Courthouse 400

Cedar Street Suite 105

Tipton, IA 52772


Monday - Friday 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


(563) 886-2230  


(563) 886-2120



 Jodi Galloway


Duties of the County Recorder

The Office of the County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Your County Recorder maintains official records of documents affecting real estate in order to protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions. The County Recorder's Office is at the hub of the courthouse function to serve you.A significant portion of the duties performed by other county officials is dependent on the work performed by your County Recorder. Iowa's County Recorders are proud of their tradition and looking forward to the future.

Genealogy Information
Military Service Records Information
Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Recording Information and Fees
Document Formatting Standards
Fishing and Hunting
ATV, ORV and Snowmobiles
Marriage Application
Birth, Death and Marriage
Passport Information and Application

Quick Links

Passport Applications are accepted by appointment Only.

Phone (563) 886 - 2230 to set up your appointment. Thank you!