Information from the Cherokee County, Iowa Recorders office including Military Service records, Real Estate information, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Vital Records and Passports.


County Seat
Cherokee County Courthouse
520 West Main
Cherokee, IA 51012

Cherokee County, Iowa - Recorder

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Records all instruments which maybe filed for record, consisting principally of deeds, contracts, leases, easements, plats & surveys, mortgages, mortgage releases & assignments, affidavits, federal & state tax liens, military service records, trade names and agreements in addition to numerous other documents
Sells hunting, fishing & fur harvester licenses as well as deer & wild turkey licenses, also habitat, migratory birds & trout fees
Registers/titles boats, snowmobiles & ATVs (Additional information can be found on the Iowa DNR website.)
Registers birth, death & marriage certificates
Issues certified copies
Reports quarterly to Board of Supervisors all fees collected, paying same to County Treasurer
Issues real estate transfer stamps
Acceptance agent for passport service

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

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
  Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
  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 Application
  Birth, Death and Marriage

Passports Information
  Passport Information and Application



Address of
Recorder's office:
520 W. Main
Drawer G
Cherokee, IA 51012

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone Number:
(712) 225-6735

FAX Number:
(712) 225-6754

Office Holder Name:
Sam Boothby

Employees in
Recorder's Office:

Deputy Recorder
Meredith Aguirre

Amanda White

Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Department of
Public Health