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The Ringgold County Recorder's Office is located in Suite 204 on the second floor of the Courthouse on the square in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Office hours 8:00am thru 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Certified copies of vital records (Birth, Death and Mariage) available 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Passport Applications available 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00  p.m.

Passport Photos available 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


 Kisha Martin

Deputy Recorder/Passport Agent Nina Dugan

The office of the County Recorder was created by the first Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The basic duty of the County Recorder is to maintain official records of documents affecting title to real estate in order to preserve property rights and protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions.

Every parcel, building, and piece of property in the county is represented in a recorded document that our office has recorded; we protect and we preserve those documents for future generations.

Duties of the Recorder
  • Record and maintain documents affecting title to real estate
  • Record vital records (Birth, Death & Marriage) and issue certified copies
  • Issue marriage licenses
  • Register and title boats, snowmobiles and ATV’s
  • Issue various types of hunting and fishing licenses
  • Record Soldier Military discharges
  • Passport Services 

When presenting documents to be recorded, please be sure they are the original, not a copy.

Contact the Recorder's Office

Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm
p 641-464-3231
f 641-464-0654