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    PO Box 418
    111 High St NE, Courthouse
    Elkader, IA 52043
     563-245-1175  8AM-4:30PM M,W,F; 8AM-2:30PM T,TH
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableCriminal docket on books from late 1880s, on computer back to 4/97
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn person, online
    • Civil Records
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    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

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Clayton County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Clayton County
PO Box 278
Elkader, IA 52043
563-245-2454 8AM-4:30PM
Record Availability All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1/1992

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111 High St, 1st Fl

Elkader, IA 52043

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