Official Website for Cedar County, Iowa

Cedar County Iowa - Recorder

Recorder's Office

Cedar County Iowa - Recorder

Passport Applications are accepted by appointment Only.

Phone number (563) 886 - 2230 to set up your appointment.

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About the 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.
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Marriage Application
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Passport Information and Application

Recorder Forms


Cedar County Recorder's Office

County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street 
Suite 105

Tipton, IA 52772

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone number: (563) 886-2230  
Fax number: (563) 886-2120

County RecorderMelissa Bahnsen

Deputy: Jodi Galloway
Jennifer Latimer