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Cedar County Iowa - Recorder

Recorder's Office

Cedar County Iowa - Recorder

The Cedar County Recorder’s Office Will be open extended hours to serve the public on June 8th and June 22nd from 8am - 5pm. Passport Application walk-ins are welcome from 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm. (Appointments are encouraged but not required for these special dates. Wait times cannot be guaranteed.)



 Passport applications are currently taking 10-12 weeks for processing. You can pay additional fees to expedite the application form and receive your passport in 4-6 weeks.

 Real Estate documents presented for recording after 3:30pm will not be recorded until the next business day, in the order that they are received. We will be able to process DNR and Vital Record applications. Please use the handicap accessible door on the Southeast side of the building after 4pm.


Call 563-886-2230 with questions.

Passport Applications are accepted by appointment Only.

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

Thank you!

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
Clerk: Jennifer Boedeker