Recorder

Recorder's Office Staff L to R: Megan Sikora, LaDonna Wildeman and Susan Ruppert
L to R: Megan Sikora, LaDonna Wildeman and Susan Ruppert (Recorder)

The Recorder’s Office primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Record and maintain documents affecting title to real estate
  • Record vital records (Birth, Death & Marriage) and issue certified copies
  • Issue Marriage Licenses
  • Register and title boats, snowmobiles and ATV’s/ORV’s
  • Issue various types of Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Mastercard, Visa, personal check and cash are acceptable forms of payment in the Recorder’s Office. A service delivery charge will be applied to all credit card transactions.

Questions about the services we provide are always welcome.

Contact Information

Palo Alto County Recorder
Courthouse
1010 Broadway, PO Box 248
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Phone: 712-852-3701
Fax: 712-852-3704

Email: sruppert@co.palo-alto.ia.us

Hours: 

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed holidays)

Staff
Susan Ruppert, Recorder
LaDonna Wildeman, Deputy
Megan Sikora, Clerk