Recorder

The Linn County Recorder's Office is located on the second floor of the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center. This office handles real estate records; birth, death and marriage records; and boat, snowmobile, and all-terrain vehicle registrations and titles. In addition, the office sells hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, including deer and turkey tags.

To search real estate records , visit the Linn County Recorder website.

Recording

The following documents are recorded in the Linn County Recorder's Office. Basic recording fees are $5 per page, plus $2 per transaction surcharge. Conveyances (deeds, contracts, changes of title etc.) require an additional auditor's transfer fee of $5 per parcel.
  • Affidavits
  • Assignments and releases
  • Bills of sale
  • Condemnations
  • Contracts
  • Deeds
  • Drainage agreements
  • Easements
  • Farm names
  • Leases
  • Military service records
  • Mortgages
  • Plats and surveys
  • Powers of attorney
  • Section corner certificates
  • State and federal tax liens
  • Trade names
  • Many other documents
Standard Fees
Type
First Page Cost
Additional Page Cost
Contract*
$12
$5
Bill of Sale
$7
$5
Lease
$7
$5
Mortgage
$7
$5
Release
$7
$5
Affidavit
$7
$5
Tax Lien
$7
$5
Plat*
$7
$5
Condemnation*
$7
$5
Article of Incorporation
$7
$5
Deed* $12 $5
Trade Name
$7
$5
Farm Name
$7
$5
Change of Name*
$7
$5

*In addition to the above fees, these require an additional $5 transfer fee for each separate parcel of real estate involved (one parcel is included in the first page fee of $12.00) The maximum transfer fee is $50.

Please note: Issuing a certificate showing federal tax lien on file $6 fee per request. Requesting a copy of a federal tax lien $5 per copy. Copies of documents costs $1 per page - certifications cost $5 per document copied. Any page longer than 14 inches and any attached piece will be considered an additional page. Any document larger than 11 by 14 inches will be required to have original size copies to accompany it.