Palo Alto County IA

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

Palo Alto County, Iowa Overview

Palo Alto County in Iowa, and established in 1851, had a population of 9,421 as of the 2010 census. Emmetsburg is both the county seat and the largest community. It is named for the first battlefield victory in the Mexican-American War. The county’s total area is 564 square miles of land, plus five square miles of water. Neighboring counties are all in Iowa and include: Emmet to the north, Kossuth to the east, Pocahontas to the south, and Clay to the west. The largest zip code in the county is 50536, and 12 additional zip codes are also in use in the county.

Palo Alto County Clerk Information

Clerk of Court
1010 Broadway
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
712-852-3603

Palo Alto County Records

Susan Ruppert, Recorder
Palo Alto County Recorder
Courthouse
1010 Broadway, PO Box 248
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
712-852-3701
sruppert@co.palo-alto.ia.us

Documents affecting title to real estate, vital records, recreational vehicle titles and registrations, hunting licenses, filing fees, forms, passports, military service records :

Lois Naig, Assessor
Palo Alto County Assessor
1010 Broadway
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
712-852-3823
lnaig@co.palo-alto.ia.us

Property searches, assessments and values, notification and appeal process:

Robin Jamison, Treasurer
Palo Alto County Treasurer’s Office
1010 Broadway
PO Box 77
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
712-852-3844
rjamison@co.palo-alto.ia.us

Acceptable forms of payment:

Vehicle Registration Renewal, W-9 Forms:

Pay property taxes:

Driver’s license information and testing: http://www.paloaltocountyiowa.com/departments/treasurer/

Pay fines online:

Palo Alto, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200910,670
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009489
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009158
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009297
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009426
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009719
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009204
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,185
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,654
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009108
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009871
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009128
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200981
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009220
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009254
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009528
Palo Alto County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Palo Alto 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:Palo Alto County Marriage License
Location:1010 Broadway Street, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 50536
Phone:712-852-3701

Palo Alto County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1010 Broadway St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536, United States
Phone: 712-852-3603

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