Union County Recorder

Union County Recorder Welcome to the Union County Recorder's page! We hope to use this page to inform our Union County residents of any upcoming deadlines for Boats, Snows, & ATV's along with information on upcoming hunting seasons and Hunter's Safety classes.

The Office of the Iowa County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory ofIowa in 1839. Since the creation of the County Recorder's office, numerous additional responsibilities have been added over the years. The County Recorder is responsible for land and records management, maintaining and recording a wide variety of official documents affecting real estate and nume

The Office of the Iowa County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory ofIowa in 1839. Since the creation of the County Recorder's office, numerous additional responsibilities have been added over the years. The County Recorder is responsible for land and records management, maintaining and recording a wide variety of official documents affecting real estate and nume

Operating as usual

The Union County Recorder's Office was recently awarded a $6000 grant to be used toward the digitization of our Union Co...
06/07/2021
Union County Community Foundation awards $80,000 to 16 local non-profits

The Union County Recorder's Office was recently awarded a $6000 grant to be used toward the digitization of our Union County Veteran's Records. We look forward to starting this project soon and having these records preserved for generations to come. Thank you again to the Union County Community Foundation for believing in and supporting our project. Congrats to all of the other grant recipients. There are so many amazing projects and improvements being done right here in Union County. Check out the attached article where you can read about all of them!
https://www.crestonnews.com/news/local/2021/06/03/union-county-community-foundation-awards-80000-to-16-local-non-profits/

Union County Community Foundation awarded 16 grants totaling nearly $81,000 for projects in the county Tuesday evening at Afton City Park. Pictured is the UCC Foundation Board along with members from all the organization that received money. (Contributed)

This weekend is "Free Fishing Weekend" in Iowa!!!  This is for Iowa residents only. No fishing license is required but a...
06/03/2021

This weekend is "Free Fishing Weekend" in Iowa!!! This is for Iowa residents only. No fishing license is required but all other regulations remain in place. Get out and enjoy the outdoors!!!! It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. 🎣🐟☀️

This weekend is "Free Fishing Weekend" in Iowa!!! This is for Iowa residents only. No fishing license is required but all other regulations remain in place. Get out and enjoy the outdoors!!!! It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. 🎣🐟☀️

03/29/2021

For anyone interested, the Recorder's Office is able to laminate your COVID-19 vaccination cards! Takes just a few minutes and the charge is $1. No appointment necessary.

03/22/2021

REMINDER:
The Recorder's Office will be closed this Wednesday, March 24th, from 8:30 AM until Noon to attend the virtual ISAC Recorder's Spring Conference.

03/18/2021

The Recorder's Office will be closed on Wednesday, March 24th from 8:30-12:00 to virtually attend the 2021 Recorder's Spring Conference.

02/19/2021

The Union County Courthouse is currently without phones or internet. For the Recorder’s Office, unfortunately, that means we are unable to issue Vital Records, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, ORV Registrations, and are also unable to record documents.

Mediacom is aware of the issue and working on it. There will be an update when the issues are resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.

02/15/2021

The Union County Recorder’s office will be closed today, February 15th, for Presidents’ Day.

01/26/2021

The Union County offices at the courthouse will be opening at 12:00PM today.

01/25/2021

The Union County Offices at the courthouse will be closing today at 3:00 PM due to the current and incoming weather.

01/15/2021

January 15, 2021: All county offices at the Union County Courthouse are closed today due to weather.

12/29/2020

This is the last week to renew current off road vehicles for 2021 with no penalty. We are open this week until Thursday at 4:30 pm. Your payments can also be postmarked by December 31st or dropped in the Union County Dropbox just outside the east doors of the courthouse. Thank you!!!

12/29/2020

The Union County Recorder's Office will be getting an upgrade to the system we use to issue vital records. Because of this, beginning at noon this Thursday, December 31st, we will be unable to issue birth, death or marriage certificates. This includes marriage applications. If you are needing one of these certificates, please come in earlier this week or right away on Thursday morning. Thank you!

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12/15/2020

2021 Hunting and Fishing Licenses are available for purchase as of today! They make great Christmas gifts!

Hunting & Habitat Combo License - $35
Fishing License - $22
Hunting/Fishing/Habitat Combo - $55

Stop in this week or next and we can help you out!

12/01/2020

It's December!!
Last month to renew any current Off Road Vehicles without penalty! If you prefer, you can also mail in your payment to avoid coming into the building. There is a new drop-box located near the East entrance of the courthouse where you can drop off your payment! Call us with any questions and we will be happy to help!!

11/24/2020

The Union County Recorder's Office will be closed on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th for Thanksgiving.

11/11/2020

The Union County Recorder’s Office will be closed tomorrow, November 11th, for Veteran’s Day. ❤️🤍💙

10/29/2020

The Recorder’s Office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, October 30, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have an emergency situation contact me at [email protected] and I will try to find a way to assist you.

10/08/2020

The Union County Courthouse has a new drop box outside the east doors. It is multipurpose and used for all offices. Property tax payments, Off Road Vehicle renewal payments, etc. The Recorder's office will accept recordings through the drop box as well. We understand many people don't want to physically go into the courthouse right now, so this is a great alternative.

09/22/2020

🍂🍁 HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!! 🍁🍂

Reminder that we are currently renewing all Union County Off Road Vehicles for 2021. Stop in or mail in your payment and we will get you your new registration and sticker.
📞Call us with questions or if you need a payment amount for multiple vehicles.

Also, remember that the Recorder's Office does sell Hunting Licenses and Deer/Turkey Tags. We are open to the public and look forward to continuing to help you with your tags!

It's That Time of Year Again! The Recorder's Office is open to purchase your deer tags! Also, if you prefer not to come ...
08/17/2020

It's That Time of Year Again!

The Recorder's Office is open to purchase your deer tags! Also, if you prefer not to come in to the courthouse, give us a call and we can find a way to assist you. We are happy to help and answer any questions you may have. 641-782-1725.

If you stop in, we do have the 2020 Regulations and the tri-fold season date cards that fit nicely in your wallet. :)

Thanks and Enjoy the Seasons!

07/22/2020

The Union County Recorder’s Office will be closed tomorrow, July 22nd, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have an appointment we will call you to reschedule.

07/06/2020

As of today, masks are required in all public areas of the courthouse.
Also, we will be doing contact tracing. If you come to the Recorder's Office counter for business we will be taking down your name, time of day you visited and phone number so we would be able to contact you in the event that you were in the courthouse at the same time as someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
Thank you for understanding.

07/01/2020

Reminder:

The Union County Recorder’s Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day. 🇺🇸

Also, check back at our page for a few Covid-19 updates later this week.

06/18/2020

Whose Father needs a fishing license for Father's Day?? $22 and valid through January 10, 2021. Come see us, we are open!

06/08/2020

We are open to the public as of today. We encourage you to call if you have questions as opposed to coming into the building. We will be happy to answer questions and figure out a good time for you to come in if necessary. Call 641-782-1725. Please see our pinned post at the top of our page for more information about office limitations.

Thank you!

» Union County courthouse offices “open with limitations”
06/03/2020
» Union County courthouse offices “open with limitations”

» Union County courthouse offices “open with limitations”

With the number of COVID-19 cases in the area climbing daily, Union County Emergency Management Coordinator Jo Duckworth urges Union County residents to be cautious. She says there will continue to be more cases.  Monday, Union County Public Health confirmed an 8th case of COVID-19.

06/02/2020

The Union County Recorder’s Office will be open to the public beginning JUNE 8, 2020, with limitations.

• We will allow only one customer at the counter at a time but we will be providing all services. We will be sanitizing the counter after each customer.
• Only local Union County researchers will be allowed access to the Recorder’s Office. The door will be closed at all times now so we ask that you stop at the front counter to check in and make sure a workstation is available. We will be cleaning those workstations after each use. Researchers will not be handling the books unless they wear disposable gloves which will be provided.
• Masks are STRONGLY encouraged.

We will still be encouraging those who can do their work by mail or email to go that route. We also will be encouraging our researchers to call ahead to make sure a workstation is available before they come in. If you have plans to do business here, you may call ahead and schedule an appointment time. Appointments are not required but encouraged so our staff can be ready for you and prepare your documents ahead of time.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions! 641-782-1725.

Thank you!

05/19/2020
Union County Auditor

The courthouse is open for absentee voting.

In-person absentee voting is available at the Union County Courthouse, in the lower level, weekdays 8:30-4:30, now through June 1st. Also open extended hours on Friday May 22nd until 5:00, and Saturday May 30th from 7:00-3:00.

05/19/2020
Union County Auditor

Union County Auditor

A REMINDER!!!!! We will be open until 5:00pm on Friday May 22, 2020. This is the last day that an Absentee Ballot can be mailed and also the last day to pre-register to vote in the June 2 Primary Election.

05/13/2020

Update for Recorder's Office.

The County Offices will begin a phased soft opening on Friday, May 15, 2020.
For each office this may mean something a little bit different. For the Recorder's Office it means the following.

Window and Door still closed to public.

Real Estate:
Accepted by Mail, Courthouse Dropbox, and Electronic Submission thru Iowa Land Records.

Vital Records:
Processing Mail-In Applications and Courthouse Dropbox Applications

Boats/ATV’s (All Transaction Types):
Processing by Mail and by Courthouse Dropbox

Hunting and Fishing:
Processing by Mail and by Courthouse Dropbox

Passport Photos:
By Appointment Only- Schedule along with Passport Appointment thru Auditor’s Office.

Genealogy:
Accepting requests by Mail, Phone, Email, Dropbox. Call Recorder’s Office to arrange payment.

At this point we are still not allowing abstractors, attorneys or genealogists into the office.
If you have any questions regarding our services please give us a call. We are happy to help and possibly find an alternate way to assist you if a situation arises.

The department heads will continue to meet in the coming weeks to discuss and decide when to open to the public and/or what adjustments we can make that align with what is happening with COVID-19 in Union County.

Union County Treasurer, Iowa
03/18/2020

Union County Treasurer, Iowa

Union County has closed our offices to the public. Our office will continue to work to perform essential county services. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

03/17/2020
unioncountyiowa.org

Union County Offices will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18. Please visit the link below for more information. The Recorder's office will still be taking phone calls, vital record requests by mail, genealogy/land record search requests, and recording documents by e-submission or through the mail. If you have any questions please call 641-782-1726.
https://unioncountyiowa.org/website/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Closed.pdf

01/17/2020

Due to the current weather conditions, all county offices at the Union County Courthouse will be closing at 10 AM today, January 17, 2020. Stay warm and stay home if you can! We will reopen Monday at 8:30 AM.

01/17/2020

Recorders office is currently open. Check back for updates.

Address

300 N Pine St, Ste 5
Creston, IA
50801

General information

Katie Carlton- Union County Recorder Lindsay Campbell- Deputy Judy Hopkins- Clerk Fax # (641) 782-1759

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(641) 782-1725

Products

Hunting & Fishing Licenses. Deer & Turkey Tags. Boat, Snow, & ATV Registrations & Renewals. Marriage Applications. Birth, Death, & Marriage Certified copies. Passport Pictures. Real Estate Recording.

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