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Recorder & Vital Records

This office serves as a repository for many public records, including land transactions which document title to property. We work with the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide certified copies of births that occurred in Story County, marriage certificates for license applications submitted in Story County, and death certificates from anywhere in Iowa.  Working in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, we register and title recreational vehicles such as boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, and ORVs, as well as issuing hunting and fishing licenses.  We are also a passport acceptance facility for those wishing to travel outside the United States.

Land Record Searches
Land record searches are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and real estate documents may be recorded electronically through that portal. We are working to convert our historical paper records to electronic records and make them available for internet searching after they have been redacted to remove sensitive personal information. 

We will continue to use technology to make the office more accessible to the public.

For the latest news from the Recorder's office, follow us on Twitter @storyiarecorder      

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Plan Ahead and Save: Apply for Your Passport Now
In anticipation of holiday and Spring Break international travel, the Recorder’s office is offering an extra day of passport application acceptance on Saturday, November 5th for those who can’t make it into the office during regular business hours. Read on...

Stacie Herridge

Stacie Herridge

Ph: (515) 382-7230
Fax: (515) 382-7239

900 6th St.
P.O. Box 55
Nevada, Iowa 50201

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Passport Acceptance
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Document Recording
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM