FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are divorce records kept in the Recorders office?
No, those records are at the Clerk of the District Court. Their phone number is: (712)362-3325.

Does the Emmet County Recorder have records for out of the county births and deaths?
No, visit the Iowa Department of Public Health web site or call them at (515)281-4944.

When are hunting and fishing licenses available for sale?
Licenses go on sale December 15 for the following calendar year.

If I'm 65, do I need a habitat stamp for fishing and hunting?
You do NOT need a habitat stamp for either if you are at least 65 years of age.

Can a boat, snowmobile, or ATV be transferred on an expired registration?
No, the current owner must bring registration up to date and sign CURRENT registration on the back of the certificate.

Where do I apply for homestead/military tax credit?
At the Emmet County Assessor's Office.

ATV - Where can I receive information about registering mine?
Contact the Emmet County Recorder's office on the 2nd floor of the Emmet County Courthouse.

Birth Certificate - where do I get a copy?
A birth certificate can be obtained in the Emmet County Recorder's Office.

Boats - Where can I receive information on boating registration and regulations?
Contact the Emmet County Recorder's Office.

Legal Description -- Where do I find mine?
The legal description can be found on your land abstract or on the County GIS Mapping site which you can access from the Emmet County Assessor's page of this website. Should you need further assistance, visit the Assessor's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Emmet County Courthouse or contact them at (712)362-2609.

Real Estate -- How do I request information on liens on real estate parcels?
Mortgages, state, and federal liens are available in the Recorder's Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Emmet County Courthouse. Lien judgment information is available in the Clerk of Courts Office located on the 3rd floor of the Emmet County Courthouse.