The Madison County, Iowa Recorders office maintains and records official records of documents affecting title to property and miscellaneous documents dating back to 1838.

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  Land Records and Records Management

Land Records and Records Management

The Madison County Recorderís office maintains and records official records of documents affecting title to property and miscellaneous documents. These records date back to 1838.

Most recorded documents are public record and can be viewed in-office.
Assignments, Releases
Federal and State Tax Liens
Plats & Surveys
Section Corner Certificates
Military Service Records
Trade Names
28E & Drainage Agreements
Bills of Sale
Articles of Incorporation
Financing Statements
Other Numerous Documents

The Iowa County Association of Recorders has a statewide website, titled Iowa County Land Record Information System or CLRIS. This website has indexing and images of recorded documents available for viewing. The website is found at Businesses and individuals need to register as a public user before using the website.

The statewide Iowa County Land Record Information System (CLRIS) has the capability of accepting e-submission filings. These real estate documents are submitted over the Internet for official recording in a county in Iowa. Attorneys, real estate agents, closing agents and other authorized parties can submit documents to a website for recording. Go to for more information.

Click on the links below for more specific information about the other Recorders services.

Recorders Home Page

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
  Recording Information and Fees
  Document Formatting Standards
  Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
  Fishing and Hunting
  ATV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
  Marriage Instructions
  Birth, Death and Marriage

Recorders Office 2015
Pictured L-R: Lori Belgarde, Brandy Macumber, Lisa Smith

Address of
Recorder's office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Dr.
PO Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Phone Number:
(515) 462-3771

FAX Number:
(515) 462-5006

Office holder name:
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2018

Lisa Smith, Recorder/Registrar

Employees in the Recorder's Office:
Brandy Macumber, 1st Deputy
Lori Belgarde, 2nd Deputy

Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorder's office

Recorder's Links:

Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Department of
Public Health

Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

US GenWeb

Blacksmith Building and Statue

See the Madison County Recorder for information Land Records

Monumental Park

Harmon Tunnel