Passport Services Suspended

The Wapello County Recorder’s office has temporarily suspended Passport Services due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.  Customers are being asked to call the office at 641-683-0045 before coming in.  There are several things we can do over the phone or through the mail.  If customers are coming to the courthouse they are being asked to enter one at a time.



The County Recorder is required to follow the Code of Iowa when recording documents. We also work with the following departments:


Primary Duties

  • Record & maintain real estate documents
  • Record vital records (Birth, Death & Marriage) and issue certified copies
  • Issue Marriage Applications & Licenses
  • Register & title boats, snowmobiles & OHV’s
  • Accept Passport Applications


Optional Duties

  • Issue all types of Hunting & Fishing licenses