Recorder

County Office Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Public Health Services Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court Hours

M W F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T Th 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buena Vista County, Iowa - Beautiful View

Contact Recorder

Recorder:
Shari L. Willer O'Bannon

Deputy Recorder:
Jo Fitchett

Clerk:
Cindy Rodrigo

Clerk:
Sue Speers

BV County Recorder
215 E. 5th
P.O. Box 454
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

P: (712) 213-7430

F: (712) 749-2708

M-F: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Application for Military Record of Service

Military discharge papers (known as DD214's) may be recorded as permanent records and certified to perfect claims. In order to obtain a certified copy, the original document must first be recorded at the Recorder's Office upon discharge from service.  You may request a certified copy by completing the Application for Certified Copy and mailing it to the Buena Vista  County Recorder's Office P.O. Box 454, Storm Lake, Iowa, 50588.  There is no charge for the copy. 

If you did not record your discharge papers at that time, and cannot locate the original, a copy of your discharge papers may be obtained by contacting the National Archives and Records Administration at http://www.archives.gov .

The DD214 must be recorded before the military exemption can be applied toward property tax reduction.