Recorder

Diane Upton Crookham
Mahaska County Courthouse
1st Floor
106 South 1st Street
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Phone: (641) 673-8187

Hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Mission Statement

The County Recorder shall record at length all instruments filed with the Recorder, consisting of deeds, mortgages, assignments, leases, affidavits, power of attorneys, fence agreements, releases, army discharges, articles of incorporation, plats, easements, antinuptial agreements, condemnations, change of names, road and street dedications, Federal and State Tax liens and releases.

General Information

  • Term: Four Years
  • Bond: $25,000
  • Issue all State Revenue Stamps for deeds. First $500.00 is exempt, then $1.60 per thousand.
  • Issue hunting, trapping, and fishing license,licenses for deer and turkey.
  • The Registering of boats, snowmobils, and ATVs.
  • Furnish certified copies of instruments of record in the office.
  • Shall report quarterly to the Board of Supervisors all fees collected and make quarterly reports, paying into the county treasury fees collected.
  • Furnish copies of instruments for transfer of real estate to the Assessors.
  • Responsible for obtaining and completion of Declaration of Value Statements and Groundwater Hazard.
  • Statements for property transfered.
  • Issues Marriage Licenses, Birth and Death Certificates.