Clerk Offices in Clay County, Iowa

Find Clay County, Iowa clerk offices, including county, city, and circuit clerks, and clerks of court. Clerks provide information on public court records and legal documents, criminal, jail, and arrest records, marriage licenses, divorce, judicial, and probate records, businesses liens, notary services, real estate taxes and voter registration services.

There are 3 Clerk Offices in Clay County, Iowa, serving a population of 16,387 people in an area of 568 square miles. There is 1 Clerk Office per 5,462 people, and 1 Clerk Office per 189 square miles.

In Iowa, Clay County is ranked 43rd of 99 counties in Clerk Offices per capita, and 32nd in Clerk Offices per square mile.


Clay County Clerk 215 West 4th Street Spencer, IA

Royal City Clerk 302 Main Street Royal, IA

Spencer City Clerk 418 2nd Avenue West Spencer, IA

About the Clay County Clerk Office

Clerks Offices in Clay County, IA are responsible for maintaining public records for the county. The Clerk's office provides public access to records in accordance with local government regulations and laws. The Clay County Office also provides support for the local elections process. The duties and responsibilities of the Clerk is regulated through Iowa state, Clay County, and local government statutes, ordinances, charters and regulations.

Residents may contact the Office of the Clerk for questions about:
  • Clay County public records
  • Property records, mortgage records and title deeds
  • Clay County, Iowa vital records, birth records, death records and certificates
  • Marriage and divorce records, licenses and applications
  • Business & professional licenses, permits, and registrations
  • Election records, voter registration and poll locations
Clay County Public Records

Clay County Clerks keep a variety of public record including vital records and certificates including birth records, death records, marriage records, and divorce records. Clerks maintain Clay County property and land records including mortgages, deeds, titles, tax liens, court judgments, maps, floor plans, blueprints, variances, probate and estate records.

The Office of the Clerk manages Clay County public records and documents and may provide copies of public records upon request and fee remittance.

Permits & Licenses

A wide variety of Clay County permits, and licenses are available at the Clerk's Office, including: hunting and fishing licenses, vendor permits, liquor licenses, parking permits, and special events permits. The Office may also provide professional services, including business licensing, permits, name registration and notary services.

Clay County Marriage Licenses & Applications

Clerks provide marriage certificates, marriage license applications and records. The Office also provides information on the process and requirements for couples planning to get married. Clay County Clerks Offices provide certified copies of marriage certificates upon request.

Voter Registration & Elections

The Office of Clay County Clerks provide assistance to local elections, helping with voter registration, candidate filings, voter petitions, and swearing elected officials into public office.

Public Meeting Minutes

Clerks are responsible for posting public notices, government meeting records, agendas, and minutes in accordance with local Clay County ordinances, regulations and Iowa state law.