Fayette County Recorder’s Office
114 North Vine Street
P.O. Box 226
West Union, IA 52175
Phone: (563) 422-3687 – Fax: (563) 422-3739
Karen Ford, Recorder
Kristie Reierson, Deputy
Carol Langreck, Clerk
Welcome to the Fayette County Recorder/Registrar Office Home Page! It is our goal to
provide accurate information for the public regarding real estate, conservation, and vital
This office was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839 and
is responsible for recording and maintaining official records affecting title to real estate.
Land and Records Management
The Recorder is responsible for recording deeds, contracts, mortgages, assignments,
releases, federal and state tax liens, affidavits, plats and surveys, section corner certificates,
military service records, easements, condemnations, trade names, leases, 28E and
drainage agreements, bills of sale, articles of incorporation, financing statements, and
numerous other documents.
Related Link – Iowa Land Records: iowalandrecords.org
Related Link – Iowa Department of Revenue: www.state.ia.us/tax
Related Link – Secretary of State: www.sos.state.ia.us
Related Link – The National Archives (Military Service Records): www.archives.gov
The Recorder/Registrar issues marriage licenses, registers births, deaths, and marriages,
and certifies vital records.
Related Link - Iowa Department of Public Health: www.idph.state.ia.us
Licenses, Registrations, and Applications
The Recorder’s office issues boat, snowmobile, and ATV registrations, titles, and liens. The
Fayette County Recorder’s office also issues state hunting and fishing licenses, fur
harvester licenses, landowner/tenant and paid deer and turkey licenses and tags, habitat,
duck, and trout stamps, as well as federal duck stamps.
Related Link – Iowa Department of Natural Resources: www.iowadnr.com