Hardin County Recorder

About the Recorder's Office
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The Recorder's Office process valuable information concerning the following:

Land and Records Management

  • Deeds
  • Military Service Records
  • Contracts
  • Easements
  • Mortgages
  • Condemnations
  • Assignments and Releases
  • Trade Names
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Leases
  • Affidavits
  • 28E and Drainage Agreements
  • Plats and Surveys
  • Bills of Sale
  • Section Corner Certificates
  • Articles of Incorporation

Vital Records

  • Marriage Licenses
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Vital Records

Licenses, Registrations, and Applications

  • ATV Registration
  • Deer and Wild Turkey Applications
  • Boat and Snowmobile Registrations/Titles/Liens
  • Landowner/Tenant Gun and Archery Permits
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Fur Harvester Licenses
  • Habitat, Dubk, and Trout Stamps

Other Responsibilities

  • Collects real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property; a portion of which is retained in your county's general fund
  • Performs federal and state lien searches and research of current records for the public
  • Collects and report Auditor's fee on transfer of property
  • Certifies Recorder's records
  • Makes records available for genealogy research
  • Files detailed reports monthly to the county and state agencies



Recorder Contact Information

Phone: 641-939-8178
Fax: 641-939-8245

County Courthouse
1215 Edgington Ave., Suite 4
Eldora, Iowa 50627

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

Recorder/Registrar of Vital Statistics
Lori Kadner

Deputy Recorder
Cheryl Lawrence