Louisa County Recorder / Registrar


2023 UTV & Snowmobile Renewals are available beginning September 1

2022 Registrations will expire on December 31


When property is transferred and there are no hazards that would require an actual groundwater hazard form to be filed, in lieu of filing the groundwater, the conveyance document would need to have the following statement on the first page of the deed/instrument:

There is no known private burial site, well, solid waste disposal site, underground storage tank, hazardous waste, or private sewage disposal system on the property as described in Iowa Code section 558.69, and therefore the transaction is exempt from the requirement to submit a groundwater hazard statement.

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.