Webster County Recorder/Registrar


Thank you for visiting the Webster County Recorder’s Office. Our office contains valuable information concerning home, family, business and recreation.

The Recorder’s Office maintains all official real estate documents and provides retrieval of these records for the public and businesses. The office also collects real estate transfer tax for the Iowa Department of Revenue and collects and reports the County Auditor's fee on transfer of property.

Our office serves as a licensing agent for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources by issuing fishing and hunting licenses, and registering and titling boats, snowmobiles, and ORV's.

As of July, 1997 the Recorder's office is the County Registrar of Vital Records and has the responsibility of issuing Marriage Licenses, registering Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates and issuing certified copies of Vital Records.

It is our goal to provide accurate information for the public. The information on this web site is presented as a service to the citizens of Webster County and other internet users. While some of the information on this site is about legal issues or forms, it is not legal advice. Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites which we link.

Thank you.

Lindsay LaufersweilerLL Headshot 2022 - Copy

Webster County Recorder/Registrar
Phone Icon 515-576-2401
Email Icon lindsay.laufersweiler@webstercountyia.gov
Location Icon701 Central Ave, Second Floor, Fort Dodge IA 50501
Hours Icon Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Services also available by drop box
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Real Estate Recording Cutoff:  3:00 p.m.


Land Records:
Iowa Land Records 

Click here to search Webster County Real Estate Records from July 1, 1999 to current! 

Licenses & Registrations:
Vital Records:
Other Responsibilities:
  • Collect real estate transfer tax on conveyance of property
  • Perform federal and state tax lien searches and research of current records for the public.
  • Collect and report auditor's fees on transfer of property.
  • Certify Recorder's records.
  • Make records available for genealogy research.
  • File detailed reports monthly and annually to State and County agencies.