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

Monday - Friday Driver's License Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Monday - Friday Renewals
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Written Test
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Driving Test Wednesdays By Appointment

Louisa County Recorder / Registrar

Leanne Black, Recorder / Registrar
Telephone: 319-523-5361

Tammy Hayes, First Deputy
Telephone: 319-523-5362

Kelli Hoeg, Second Deputy
Telephone: 319-523-5363

117 South Main Street
PO Box 264
Wapello, Iowa 52653-0264
Office hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday thru Friday

The office of County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The County Recorder's office is at the hub of the courthouse function to serve you. A significant portion of duties performed by other county officials is dependent on the work performed by the Recorder's office.

The Recorder maintains official records of documents affecting real estate. These enclude: deeds, contracts, mortgages, assignments, releases, federal and state tax liens, affidavits, plats and surveys, section corner certificates, easements, condemnations, leases, bills of sale. They also record trade names, 28E agreements, military service records and other numerous documents.

The Recorder/Registrar issues marriage licenses; boat, snowmobile & ATV registrations; vital records (as of July 1, 1997-births, deaths and marriage certificates) and sells hunting & fishing licenses.

Birth, death,marriage and land records are available for genealogy research.