Louisa County Recorder / Registrar

Attention Customers

Envelopes can continued to be dropped off in the drop box on the west side of the courthouse, or you may call the office at 319-523-5361 or email: louisarecorder@louisacountyia.gov

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Tammy Hayes, Louisa county recorder/registrar

The office of County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The County Recorder’s office is at the hub of the courthouse function to serve you. A significant portion of duties performed by other county officials is dependent on the work performed by the Recorder’s office.

The Recorder maintains official records of documents affecting real estate. These include: deeds, contracts, mortgages, assignments, releases, federal and state tax liens, affidavits, plats and surveys, section corner certificates, easements, condemnations, leases, bills of sale. They also record trade names, 28E agreements, military service records and other numerous documents.

The Recorder/Registrar issues marriage licenses; boat, snowmobile & ATV registrations; vital records (as of July 1, 1997-births, deaths and marriage certificates) and sells hunting & fishing licenses.

Birth, death, marriage and land records are available for genealogy research.

ATV Safety Course


(1) Study the ONLINE course at (course is FREE-certificate will cost)

www.atvcourse.com/usa/iowa ($34.95)

www.atvsafety.org ($25.00)

(2) Pass the ONLINE Exam

(3) Pay the FEE for the Certificate and either print it or it will be sent to you.