Buena Vista County IA

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

Buena Vista County, Iowa Overview

Buena Vista County, located in the U.S. state of Iowa, had a population of 20,260 as the 2010 census. The largest community, and county seat is Storm Lake. Buena Vista County was formed on January 15, 1851, from open land. It was named in memory of the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War ending in 1848; the victorious United States annexed considerable territory as a result. The total area of the county is 575 square miles of land, plus five square miles of water. It takes 12 zip codes to cover the county and the largest zip code is 50588.

Buena Vista County Clerk Information

Clerk of Court
215 East 5th Street
P.O. Box 1186
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: 712-749-2546

Buena Vista County Records

Kathy A. Croker is the county assessor
215 E. 5th
P.O. Box 148
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712) 749-2543

Property searches, market values, assessments, tax levies:

Pay fees online: https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/district-court/judicial-district-3/district/3/county/buena-vista

County Recorder:
Shari L. Willer O’Bannon
215 E. 5th
P.O. Box 454
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712) 213-7430

Fee schedule, forms and applications, land records, vital records, military service records:

Sherie Elbert, Buena Vista County Treasurer
P.O. Drawer 149
215 E. 5th
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Tax Department/Management
(712) 749-2533

Motor Vehicle Department
(712) 749-2534

Driver License Department
(712) 749-2571

Tax statements, vehicle registrations and titles, and drivers’ licenses:

Buena Vista, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200923,173
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009686
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009146
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009522
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,476
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009108
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009359
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,041
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009377
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009862
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200924
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009321
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009189
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009142
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,521
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20095,524
Buena Vista County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Buena Vista 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:Buena Vista County Marriage License
Location:215 E. 5Th Street, Courthouse, Storm Lake, Iowa, 50588
Phone:712-749-2539

Buena Vista County Recorder
County Government Office

Address: 215 E 5th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588, United States
Phone: 712-213-7430

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