Welcome to Henry County, Iowa Official Website


Contact Information

Lynnae Buffington

County Recorder


Henry County Recorder's Office 100 E.

Washington St.Suite 201

P.O. Box 106

Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641


Monday - Friday

8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


(319) 385 - 0765    


(319) 385 - 0770


 Marla Willey

1st Deputy

Tamara Becker


Duties of the County Recorder

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. In addition to real estate transactions, the Recorder’s Office serves as a licensing agent for the Iowa department of natural resources issuing boat, snowmobile and ATV registrations, titles and liens. The Recorder’s Office serves as the Register of vital records accepting marriage applications and issues the subsequent license; issues certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records. As well as veteran’s discharge papers and other numerous duties.

Recorders/Registrars process valuable Information Concerning
Land Records and Records Management
Recording Information and Fees
Document Formatting Standards
Military Service Records
Fishing and Hunting
Boat Registration and Title Information
ATV and Snowmobile Registration and Title
Marriage Application
Birth, Death and Marriage
Genealogy Information

You may calculate real estate transfer tax by entering the total amount paid for the property.

This calculation is based on $1.60 per thousand and the first $500 is exempt

Enter the amount paid in the top field, the rest will auto-calculate.

Total Amount Paid (Must be < $ 99,999,999)

Rounded Up to Nearest $ 500 Increment


Taxable Amount

Tax Rate

Tax Amount Due