Real Estate

Woodbury County Recorder's Office

 620 Douglas Street - Room 106
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

Patrick F. Gill - Auditor and Recorder
Diane Swoboda Peterson - Real Estate/Recorder Deputy

REAL ESTATE AREA    (712-279-6603)



The Recorder's Office is open to the public by appointment only.

Please call 712-279-6603 to schedule an appointment to search real estate records.

Searches are limited to two people in the vault at one time.



Woodbury County’s real estate records began in the mid-1800’s. The county’s plat and transfer books are housed in this office for public view. The responsibilities of this area include maintaining the plat books, up-dating the transfer books, and changing the respective computer parcel records in accordance with the documents recorded. The records reflect information for taxation purposes only. This area works in conjunction with the GIS Mapping Department.

This area keeps the official records of all drainage ditches in the county. This includes documents and plats for over 22 main ditches and 61 lateral ditches. Levy rates are calculated and applied to respective parcels once a year.



  • Plat Books
  • Transfer Books
  • Parcel Information
  • GIS viewing available
  • Drainage ditch parcel maintenance