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About the Office of the County Recorder
The Office of the County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Your County Recorder / Registrar continues to maintain official records of documents affecting real estate in order to protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions.

The County Recorder's Office is at the hub of the courthouse function to serve you. A significant portion of duties performed by other county officials is dependent on the work performed by your County Recorder.

  News and Announcements
  Iowa Newborn Birth Certificate Wallet Cards Issued from 1993-2009 will be exchanged at no cost to the entitled customer.

Click here 
 to view the News Release.

You may exchange the wallet card at the Des Moines County Recorder's Office. 
1. Complete the Application for Certified Copy of Iowa Vital Record       Application for Copy of Birth Certificate
2. Present ID to Vital Records Clerk
3. Surrender original newborn birth certificate wallet card for exchange

The Hunting Regulations and quick reference cards can be found at
Hunting Regulations

Upcoming License and Season Dates
December 15th   2017 Resident Hunting and Fishing Licenses sell date
January 1           2017 Nonresident Hunting and Fishing Licenses sell date
January 1-29      2017 Nonresident Spring Turkey Applications accepted
January 10         2016 Hunting and Fishing Licenses expire

For licensing questions, please contact the DNR Phone Center at
515-725-8200; Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hunter Education
Hunters who need to satisfy the hunter education requirement can search for and sign up for a course at Hunter Education information

Prospective students can see which courses or field days are near them; how many seats are available for the class or if the class is full and a waiting list is available.  There is also a map showing the location along with the instructor's name, a course overview and any special instructions.


Lisa Schreiner, Recorder

Lisa L. Schreiner

Des Moines County Recorder

Physical Address

513 N. Main St.
Burlington, IA 52601

Mailing Address

PO Box 277
Burlington, IA 52601

Ph: (319) 753-8221
Fx: (319) 753-8721

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm