About the Recorder

About the Recorder

Rita Vargas

Recorder Rita Vargas resides in Davenport with her husband Kenneth Krayenhagen. They have a blended family of three children and one grandchild.

Rita began her career with Scott County in 2003 after spending 13 years serving the public as a district representative/caseworker for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.

Rita graduated from Davenport Central High School, Marycrest College ('89) with a BA in Social Behavioral Science, and Drake University ('05) Masters of Public Administration.

Major goals that have been initiated in the Recorder’s office include the conversion of electronic records into a data system (Cott) to facilitate Internet access to land records, the redaction of sensitive personal information from such records, and the continued use of technology to make the office more accessible to the public.

News & Notices

During the month of April 2018, the Parcel Query and GIS mapping applications will be updated with a new consolidated property and map viewing solution named Beacon, hosted by the Schneider Corporation. The new service provides additional functionality and display options to users. The service will...
Posted: March 28, 2018
PASSPORT DAY – MARCH 21, 2018 Scott County Recorder, Rita Vargas, is extending their work day hours on Wednesday March 21, 2018, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm to provide passport acceptance services to citizens needing a first-time U.S. passport. Important! On April 2, 2018, the U.S. State Department...
Posted: March 9, 2018