Calhoun County IA

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

Calhoun County, Iowa Overview

Calhoun County is in the state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,670. Its county seat is Rockwell City and the largest community is Lake City. Calhoun County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land originally named Fox County. It was renamed in 1853 after the seventh US Vice President secessionist John C. Calhoun. When the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad were laid through the county in 1870, the county seat was moved from Lake City to Rockwell City. The first train reached Rockwell City on August 7, 1882 and the population count doubled in the same year. The first courthouse, built of wood, burned to the ground in 1884 and the county government moved into a nearby hotel. In 1913, the current courthouse was built. On July 6, 1893, Pomeroy was struck by a tornado that measured F5 on the Fujita scale. With a damage path 500 yards wide and 55 miles long, the tornado destroyed about 80 percent of the homes in Pomeroy. The tornado was also responsible for killing 71 people and injuring more than 200. The total county area is570 square miles, plus two square miles of water. Surrounding counties, all in Iowa are: Pocahontas to the north, Webster to the east, Greene to the southeast, Carroll to the southwest and Sac to the west. While a total of 11 zip codes are deployed in the county, the largest zip code is 50579.

Calhoun County Clerk Information

Calhoun County Courthouse
416 Fourth Street
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Donna Geery, Clerk;
416 4th St. Ste. 5
Rockwell City, Iowa 50579
(712) 297-8122

Calhoun County Records

Calhoun County Assessor, Joan Wagner
416 Fourth Street, Suite 6
Calhoun County Courthouse
Rockwell City, Iowa 50579
(712) 297-7500

Property records and forms:

Calhoun County Recorder, Kathy Jurries
416 Fourth Street, Suite 3
Calhoun County Courthouse
Rockwell City, Iowa 50579
Telephone: (712) 297-8121

Deeds and Contracts, tax calculator, vital records, tax liens, military records:

Lori Erkembrack, County Treasurer
416 Fourth Street, Suite 2
Calhoun County Courthouse
Rockwell City, Iowa 50579
Telephone: (712) 297-7111

Listing of services and responsible parties:

Calhoun County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Calhoun 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:Calhoun County Marriage License
Location:416 4th Street, Rockwell, Iowa, 50579

Calhoun County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 416 4th St # 3, Rockwell City, IA 50579, United States
Phone: 712-297-8121

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