The Hardin County Recorder's office provides direct service to the county's citizens and also serves as a repository for many public records. Some of these pertain to land transactions, including documenting title to property. We also provide registration and titling services for those who own recreational vehicles such as boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Finally, we issue marriage licenses and house the county's birth, death, and marriage records, and provide certified copies of these documents.

Such widely varied responsibilities make the Recorder's office an important site for services and document archives. We are here to provide excellent service to our customers and visitors. I am proud that we have worked hard each day to bring you efficient service.

If you have suggestions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Lori Kadner
Hardin County Recorder/Registrar of Vital Statistics

Recorder's Mission Statement

The Recorder's Office will strive to provide public records storage and retrieval services to the citizens of Hardin County in accordance with the Iowa Code. To maintain records accurately and provide ease of access to the public and also provide assorted licensing in accordance with the Iowa Code. Finally, the office will track the flow of revenue through the office in a clear and thorough manner.

In accomplishing this charge, the Recorder's Office will:
  • Foster cooperation between county offices.
  • Plan and provide excellent customer service.
  • Engage in regular review of processes geared to improve service.

Managerial Mission Statement

As an elected official, the Recorder has obligations to the public, and in addition the Recorder is accountable to those who work in the office. As a manager, the Recorder serves to:
  • Provide trustworthy, supportive, and consistent leadership to office staff.
  • Provide staff with professional development opportunities.
  • Give staff a voice in the development of new policies and procedures.
  • Respect the unique outlook and expertise of each staff member.
  • Ensure a safe work environment.
  • Outline clear expectations, and reward achievement.