The Palo Alto County Clerk's Office keeps and preserves public records for the Palo Alto County, Iowa government. As part of this job, Clerks maintain Palo Alto County vital records, including birth certificates, marriage records, death certificates, and divorce records. These documents list personal information such as names, dates of birth, and other identifying information, and they may be required to obtain Iowa government identification or to receive government services. These documents establish identity and can be used for Palo Alto County genealogical research. Palo Alto County Clerk Offices may also keep records on Palo Alto County property ownership, property taxes, and title deeds, as well as property sale records. The Clerk Office maintains multiple different county records and services, which may be available online.
Palo Alto County Clerk Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-3603
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