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Iowa Property Records

What are Iowa Property Records?

Iowa property records are important legal documents containing information prospective property buyers need to evaluate local property. Property records pertaining to real property in Iowa detail the land as well as the buildings on the land. A deed is filed with the respective Iowa County Auditor's office after a real estate transaction closes. Be sure to check the property record of the land you are considering before making a bid to determine if there are any outstanding taxes owed, liens, foreclosures, or other hurdles to clear.


Where to Find Iowa Property Records

Property records for Iowa real property are stored and maintained at the local County Auditor's office. You can visit the office's brick-and-mortar location, visit its website, or use InfoTracer's convenient Iowa property records search engine for information about local Iowa properties.


What Information Can You Find in Iowa Property Records?

Iowa property records and Iowa property tax records are accessible by the general public. Whether you are planning on buying or selling property, it is in your best interest to check the public records for more information about the property and also to ensure the recorded information is accurate. Examples of information listed on Iowa property records searches include:

  • Property Tax Information
  • Current Owner
  • Previous Owners
  • Mortgage Records
  • Liens
  • Judgements
  • Purchase History
  • Town Records
  • Details of the Property
  • Zoning Information
  • Boundaries of the Property
  • Address

Continue reading through the property record and you will find even more information such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, details pertaining to the property's niceties, information about foreclosures, mortgage information, disputes regarding construction, and more.


Iowa Property Tax Records

Iowa homeowners are required to pay the property tax determined by the local town or city assessor. Property taxes are paid once per year. The amount of the property tax hinges on the size of the land and the buildings constructed on it. The Iowa property tax rate is 1.53%. All in all, Iowa homeowners have the 12th highest property tax rate in the United States. Iowa City, Waterloo, and Davenport have the highest property taxes in Iowa.


Iowa County Recorder Offices

Iowa property records have a treasure trove of data for home-seekers. Iowa property tax information and property records are available at the following offices:

Polk County Recorder
Administrative Building - 111 Court Ave, Suite 250, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2251
7:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday
Phone: (515) 286-3160
Linn County, Iowa
Recorder Offices

Linn County Recorder
Public Service Center - 935 Second St SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday
Phone: (319) 892-5420
Scott County, Iowa
Recorder Offices

Scott County Recorder
Administrative Center - 600 W 4th St, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: (563) 326-8621
Johnson County, Iowa
Recorder Offices

Johnson County Recorder
Administration Bldg - 913 South Dubuque, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
Phone: (319) 356-6093
Black Hawk County, Iowa
Recorder Offices

Black Hawk County Recorder
316 E Fifth St, Rm 208, Waterloo, Iowa 50703-4774
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Phone: (319) 833-3012
Iowa County, Iowa
Recorder Offices

Iowa County Recorder
901 Court Ave / PO Box 185, Marengo, Iowa 52301
8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Phone: (319) 642-3622
Des Moines County, Iowa
Recorder Offices

Des Moines County Recorder
Courthouse - 513 N Main St / PO Box 277, Burlington, Iowa 52601
8:00am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (319) 753-8221


Frequently Asked Questions About Iowa Property Records

How Do I Find Out Who Owns a Property in Iowa?

You can find out information about Iowa properties at the respective County Auditor office or website. InfoTracer also makes it easy to conduct an Iowa property records search.

How Do I Find Property Details Online?

Surf the web over to the list of County Auditors and use the Geo-Parcel Number or legal description to find out more information about the property in question. You can also use InfoTracer's search engine for information about Iowa property records or search the Iowa Land Records site.

Where are Deeds Recorded in Iowa?

Deeds for Iowa properties are recorded at the County Auditor's office.

How Do I Find Out About Iowa Unclaimed Property?

Details about unclaimed property in Iowa can be found online through InfoTracer's online search engine or the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt website.

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