County Auditor's Office

The office of the County Auditor was created in 1870 as part of a revamping of county government. The duties of the office covered areas that had previously been given to the County Judge in 1851, in the first Code of Iowa, and then to the Clerk of Court in 1861, with the formation of the Board of Supervisors. The State Legislature added the duties of Commissioner of Elections in the early 1970’s. In 1994 an election was held in Woodbury County to combine the recorder and the auditor office. Effective January 1, 1995 the County Auditor became known as the Auditor and Recorder and Commissioner of Elections. The County Auditor is an elected position, with a term of four years.

Auditor Information:

  • CAFR – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Valuations
  • Budget Forms
  • Budget Books

Recorder Information: (click here)


  • Mortgages
  • State/federal liens
  • UCC’s
  • Deeds

Vital Statistics

  • Birth, death, marriage
  • Naturalization records

Real Estate

  • Plat Books
  • Transfer Books
  • Parcel Information
  • GIS viewing available

Election Information: (click here)

  • Registration
  • Voter Verification
  • Precinct Maps