Lindsay Laufersweiler, Webster County Recorder/Registrar
Lindsay Laufersweiler
Webster County Recorder/Registrar
701 Central Avenue,
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
Located on 2nd Floor - Courthouse
Phone:  515-576-2401   Fax:  515-574-3723
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
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The County Recorder processes valuable information concerning Lands and Records Management, Licenses, Registrations, Application, and Vital Statistics.

Other responsibilities include:
 - Collect real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property, a portion of which is retained in the county's general fund.
 - Perform federal and state tax lien searches and research of current records for the public.
 - Certify Recorder's records.
 - Make records available for genealogy research.
 - File detailed reports monthly and annually to the county and to state agencies.