Welcome to the Boone County Recorder's Office!

Recorder of Deeds Operations Plan: Corona Virus Update

Pursuant to Boone County Health Department Order No. 2020-03C the Recorder of Deeds Office is making the following changes to our office procedure:

  • Our office in the Government Center is Closed to the public. Many needs can be met by phone or online.
  • The Recorder of Deeds is offering Electronic Recording of documents to customers not already e-recording, at no additional cost for the duration of this emergency. Call or email our office to get information about setting up your E-Record account.
  • Drop boxes are placed in the courtyard entrance and outside the East doors of the building to receive recording or other documents for the office. Our staff will be working from home to process mail and e-recording.
  • If you have a CRITICAL NEED for a marriage license, or other “in person” service, you may contact us to make an appointment. This is only for situations that would be detrimental to health or safety, if delayed until the Stay-at-Home order is lifted.
  • If you have been issued a license that will expire because of wedding postponement, contact us to make arrangements to put the license back on file.
  • These changes are in place until the Stay-at-Home order is lifted.

A county-wide elected office with a four year term, the Recorder's position is held by Nora Dietzel. Ms. Dietzel took office January 1, 2015.

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for making record of documents primarily in real estate and the issuance of marriage licenses. In addition, Uniform Commercial Code, Military Discharge Papers, tax liens and miscellaneous documents may be recorded upon request and in compliance with statutes.

Records in this office provide data about real estate transactions in a historical perspective. Deeds, deeds of trust, releases, easements, surveys, plats, restrictions, cemetery deeds, wills, road right of ways, articles of incorporation, patents, affidavits and marriage license information make up an example of the documents.

Boone County’s website allows records to be searched online for Real Estate, Marriage, Uniform Commercial Code, and Tax Liens databases. Images of recorded documents are also available in some instances.