Cerro Gordo County IA

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

Cerro County, Iowa Overview

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa had a population of 44,151 as of the 2010 census. Its county seat, and largest community is Mason City. Cerro Gordo County was formed in 1851 and gets its name from the Battle of Cerro Gordo in the Mexican–American War, where General Winfield Scott defeated the Mexican General Santa Anna on April 18, 1847. Cerro Gordo County was the site of the infamous airplane crash north of the city of Clear Lake, in which rock and rollers, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, were killed on February 3, 1959. The site is in Grant Township, in the northwestern part of the county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles, of which 568 square miles is land and 6.8 square miles is water. The county is neighbored by other Iowa counties: Worth to the north, Michell to the northeast, Floyd to the east, Franklin to the south and Hancock to the west. Sixteen zip codes are used in the county, and the largest is 50401.

Cerro County Clerk Information

Cerro Gordo County Courthouse
220 North Washington Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Clerk of Court
220 North Washington
Mason City, IA 50401
641-424-6431

Cerro County Records

John Boedeker, County Assessor
Cerro Gordo County Courthouse
220 North Washington Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
641-421-3065
jboedek@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us

Real estate maps, property searches, and appraisal records:

Colleen Pearce, County Recorder
Cerro Gordo County Courthouse
220 North Washington Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
641-421-3056
records@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us

Land records, deeds, tax liens, plats, vital records:

Recorder forms:

Patricia Wright, Treasurer
Cerro Gordo County Courthouse
220 North Washington Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
641-421-3127 Property Tax
641-421-3127 Motor Vehicle
pwright@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us

Property tax, vehicle registration renewals, forms:

Pay fees online: https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/district-court/judicial-district-2/district/2/county/cerro-gordo

Cerro Gordo, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200956,065
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,797
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009180
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,214
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,240
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,236
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,876
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009682
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,319
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200918,716
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009273
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,300
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009634
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20096,502
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009716
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009268
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009547
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009811
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,491
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009240
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009270
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,759
Cerro Gordo County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cerro Gordo 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:Cerro Gordo County Marriage License
Location:220 North Washington Avenue, Mason, Iowa, 50401
Phone:641-421-3056

Cerro Gordo Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 220 N Washington Ave, Mason City, IA 50401, United States
Phone: 641-421-3056

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