Mitchell County Recorder’s Office:

Hannah Elliott, Recorder, (641) 832-3941 ext. 107,


Dawn Lackore ext. 108,

<vacant> ext. 109,    n/a

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mitchell County Courthouse, 212 S. 5TH ST.,Osage, IA 50461-1908

Phone: (641)832-3941


The Recorder’s Office was created in 1839 by the First Legislative Assembly. The Recorder continues to maintain official records of documents affecting title to real estate. Every real estate transaction that takes place begins in the Recorder’s Office. One of the major duties of the office is the management of public records. As a result, accuracy and preservation of records are a must in the Recorder’s Office. Instruments that are recorded are not only important for today, but serve as a historical library for all of the tomorrows.

In addition to real estate transactions, the Recorder’s Office issues titles and liens; records veterans discharge papers; takes passport pictures; accepts marriage applications and issues the subsequent license; issues certified copies of birth, death and marriage records as well as other numerous duties.

  • Birth Records from 1880
  • Death Records from 1880
  • Marriage Records from 1855
  • Land Records from 1854 — beginning of the county
  • Probate Records from 1854 — beginning of the county — located in vault
  • Court Records from 1854 — beginning of the county — located in vault, on a card file system

Additional Resources – source for information about recorded real estate documents in Iowa.