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

Iowa County, Iowa Overview

Iowa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,355. The county seat is Marengo and the largest community is Williamsburg. Iowa County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as the state they are located in. The other six counties are Arkansas County, Hawaii County, Idaho County, New York County, Oklahoma County, and Utah County. Iowa county was established in 1843, and named for the Iowa River, which flows through the county. Iowa County is home to the Amana Colonies, a group of settlements of German Pietists, comprising seven villages. Calling themselves the Ebenezer Society or the Community of True Inspiration they first settled in New York state near Buffalo in what is now West Seneca. However, to live out their beliefs in more isolated surroundings they relocated to Iowa County in 1855, living a communal life until the mid-1930s. Today, Amana is a major tourist attraction known mainly for its restaurants and craft shops, and the colonies have been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1965. Iowa county has 587 square miles of total area, 586 is land and the remaining one is water. Seven other Iowa counties surrounded the county, Benton to the north, Linn to the northeast, Johnson to the east, Washington to the southeast, Keokuk to the south, Poweshiek to the west, Tama to the northwest. The largest zip code in the county is 52361, and there are 18 additional zip codes in use.

Iowa County Clerk Information

Julie Hessenius, Clerk of Court
Iowa County Courthouse
901 Court Avenue
PO Box 266
Marengo, Iowa 52301
(319) 642-3914

Contact Clerk of Court for information on the following:

  • Divorce
  • Fines
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Small Claims

Iowa County Records

Linda Griggs, Assessor
901 Court Avenue
P.O. Box 347
Marengo, Iowa 52301
(319) 642-3851

Downloadable forms, market values, tax levies, assessment values, tax credits and exemptions:

Sherry Pope, Recorder
901 Court Avenue
Marengo, IA 52301
(319) 642-3622

Downloadable forms, military service records, vital records, land records, recording fees and information, passports, recreational vehicle registrations:

Michelle Sims, Treasurer
901 Court Avenue
Marengo, IA 52301
(319) 642-3921
Motor Vehicle/Driver’s License: (319) 642-3371

Online tax payments and vehicle registrations and renewals, downloadable forms, driver’s license information, manual and testing information:

Iowa County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Iowa 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:Iowa County Marriage License
Location:901 Court Avenue, Marengo, Iowa, 52301
Phone:319-642-3622

Iowa County Clerks Office
County Government Office

Address: 901 Court Ave, Marengo, IA 52301, United States
Phone: 319-642-5430

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