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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Real Estate Recording Cutoff:  3:00 p.m.

Due to legislation passed and signed into law during this year's legislative session, we will NOT be moving foward with charging for the recordation of Groundwater Hazard Statements. There will be no changes to the current process that has been in place.

Effective December 15, 2018 - the DNR has increased the cost of recreational licenses and customer fees.  Click here for a list of popular licenses and fees.

Effective July 1, 2009 - any check presented for payment will be processed as same day electronic transfer as soon as received by the bank.  Your check will not be returned by your financial institution. 

**There will be a $30.00 service charge on all returned checks**

The Webster County Recorder's 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.

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Other Responsibilities:

  • Collect real estate transfer tax on conveyances 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.