Madison County IA

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

Madison County, Iowa Overview

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,679. The county seat is Winterset. Madison County is famous for being the county where John Wayne was born, and for several covered bridges. These bridges were featured in the 1992 book, 1995 movie, and 2014 musical The Bridges of Madison County. Madison County was formed on January 13, 1846. It was named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. Hiram Hurst, a suspected murderer, arsonist and hog thief was the first white settler in Madison County, having come from Missouri about April 15, 1846. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 562 square miles, of which 561 square miles is land and 1.2 square miles is water. Adjacent counties include: Dallas to the north, Warren to the east, Clarke to the southeast, Union to the southwest, Adair to the west, Polk to the northeast. Madison county uses 15 zip codes, the largest of which is 50273.

Madison County Clerk Information

Madison County Courthouse
112 N John Wayne Dr.
PO Box 152
Winterset, Iowa 50273

Madison County Records

Joni J. Hopkins, Assessor
Assessor’s Office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N John Wayne Dr.
Winterset, Iowa 50273
(515) 462-4303

Market values, tax levies, assessed values, tax credits and exemptions, real estate property data:

Lisa Smith, Recorder
Recorder’s office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Dr.
PO Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-3771

Military service records, land records, recordation information and fees, transfer tax collector, recreational vehicle registrations, vital records:

Jana Corkrean, Treasurer
Treasurer’s office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Drive
PO Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-1542

Pay property taxes, motor vehicle registration and renewals, driver’s license information and testing, license plates, acceptable payment methods:

Pay fees online:

Madison, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200917,598
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,159
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009269
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009234
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009769
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,362
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009210
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009303
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,000
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,065
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009365
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009517
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009252
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009269
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009365
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009335
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009199
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,439
Madison County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Madison 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:Madison County Marriage License
Location:114 North John Wayne Drive, Winterset, Iowa, 27073
Phone:515-462-3771

Madison County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 112 N 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273, United States
Phone: 515-462-1542

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