Recorder Military Records

How to request and receive a copy of military records

Discharge papers (DD214's) may be recorded for permanent records from which certified copies may be issued. In order to obtain a certified copy, the original must have been presented for recording. The DD214 must be recorded before military exemption is applied toward property tax reduction. 

There is no charge to record or obtain a certified copy of a military record. 

The military separation or discharge record is not accessible through the internet (the Code of Iowa 331.606A). Therefore a veteran or a family member must furnish a photo ID in order to obtain their military record. 

Phone (712) 328-5612
Fax: (712) 328-4738
Hours Monday through Friday

8:00am to 3:30pm
Real Estate Filings, Marriage Applications, Passports

8:00am to 4:00pm
Boat, Snowmobile, ATV, Birth, Death & Marriage Records
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Second Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501