Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart Will Not Seek a Fourth Term as Recorder

(Waukee, IA) – Republican Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart announced today that he will not seek a fourth term as Dallas County Recorder in 2022. Recorder Airhart was elected in 2010 after winning a contested primary against the then Deputy Recorder, and defeating the 22-year incumbent Recorder in the general election. Airhart’s impressive showing in 2010, […] Read more »

Airhart moves county records to cloud with Cott Systems

One of county government’s most important purposes lies in its role as custodian of land records. The offices of the county assessor, auditor, recorder and treasurer are distinct but closely related. Keeping track of property ownership and property values is by no means all these offices do, but it is a big part of what […] Read more »

Recorder now has all recorded documents dating back to 1850 available online

All documents from the Dallas County Recorder’s Office, dating back to the year 1850 can now be found online. Dallas County Chad Airhart and his staff have been working to make all of the documents available online and with the completion of the project, people can now find all deeds and documents and print them […] Read more »

State lawmaker shadows Dallas County officeholders

Students of government sometimes shadow public officeholders in order to learn the ins and outs of public service. This week a student of another kind, Rep. Rob Taylor (R-West Des Moines), tracked the actions of Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart and Dallas County Treasurer Mitch Hambleton. Airhart, legislative liaison for the Iowa County Recorders Association […] Read more »

Kansan donates rare Iowa historical atlas to Dallas County

Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart is the custodian of records for Dallas County, but sometimes county historical records turn up in the most out of the way places. Airhart recently shared an example with the board of supervisors with a copy of the 1875 “An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa” by A. […] Read more »

Recorders Office has new software and recording process

Navigating and conducting business within the Dallas County Recorder’s Office in the Court House in Adel has gotten a lot easier as of late, whether you are trying to look up deeds in the County or recording your own. You can now look up deeds from your own computer, wherever you may have access to […] Read more »

Dallas County recorder helps fix marriage snafu

My husband and I recently needed to obtain a copy of our marriage certificate, and learned that 20-plus years ago our marriage certificate was not filed with the Polk County recorder after our ceremony. Our quest to get a “court ordered delayed marriage” certificate took us to several state and county offices. We later learned we […] Read more »

HF 662 Bill Signing & Governor’s Remarks

“This bill relates to vital statistics, including access to birth records and vital statistics fees collected by the state and county registrars of those vital statistics. This bill was initiated by the Iowa County Recorders Association that includes both Democrats and Republicans. This bill improves access to birth records for Iowans. The bill does two […] Read more »

Presidential Hopefuls Court Local Politicians in Early-Voting States Like Iowa

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entered a fundraiser in a cavernous barn here on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon to the flashes of cellphone cameras and throngs of people seeking a handshake and a selfie. The front-runner in Iowa among those seeking the GOP nomination was the guest of honor, but he wasn’t raising money for […] Read more »

2015 Blue Jean Bash – May 16th 2015

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