Appanoose County IA

Lookup Public Records in Appanoose CountyIowa. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Appanoose County, Iowa Overview

Appanoose County is in the state of Iowa, and as of the 2010 census, the population was 12,884. Its largest community and county seat is Centerville. The county was once a major coal-mining region; however recently, the state has made a less than successful effort to develop manufacturing as an alternate form of employment. A Rubbermaid plant was the county’s largest private employer until the company announced, in June 2006, that the plant, located in the Centerville industrial park, would relocate to Winfield, Kansas in October of the same year. As a result of the closure and the failure of local officials to recruit new employers, unemployment in Appanoose County has consistently ranked among the highest in Iowa. Appanoose County was formed on February 17, 1843, from open territory. It was named for the Meskwaki Chief Appanoose, who did not engage in war against Black Hawk, advocating peace. The present county seat was formerly called Chaldea, and was later renamed to Senterville in honor of Congressman William Tandy Senter of Tennessee. In April 1848, the courthouse, constructed at the expense of $160, was put into use and served as such until 1857. The second courthouse was opened in 1864, and was burned down to the first floor during an explosive Fourth of July fireworks demonstration. The third courthouse was dedicated on May 21, 1903, and remains in use. The county has a total area of 516 square miles, of which 497 square miles is land and 19 square miles is water. The Rathbun Reservoir, which was created by damming the Chariton River, lies inside the county lines. Adjacent counties include two Missouri counties to the southwest and southeast, Schuyler and Putnam respectively. Remaining neighbors are all Iowa counties: Monroe to the north, Wapello to the northeast, Lucas to the northwest, Davis to the east, and Wayne to the west. Appanoose County utilizes 11 zip codes, the largest of which is 52544.

Appanoose County Clerk Information

The Appanoose County Courthouse
201 N. 12th Street
Centerville, IA

The Clerk of the Court office is in the courthouse:

Appanoose County Records

The county assessor is in the courthouse address (above) on the first floor:

Michael Barth

Assessor Forms:

Real Estate/Property Search:

Other land record searches:

The county recorder is
Teddy Walker
201 N 12th St
Centerville, IA 52544

Fines paid online:

Appanoose County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Appanoose County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title XV, Chapter 595 and Premarital Agreements – Title XV, Chapter 596
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Appanoose County Marriage License
Location:201 North 12th Street, Centerville, Iowa, 52544

Appanoose Recorders Office
County Government Office

Address: 201 N 12th St #9, Centerville, IA 52544, United States
Phone: 641-856-6103

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