Real Estate & Revenue Taxes


Search real estate records online.


Real Estate documents obtained through the Linn County Recorder’s Office are available online for your convenience. They include the following:

The Real Estate Transfer - Declaration of Value is also available at the Recorder’s Office.


Fee Type
Copies (per page)$1
Deed (per parcel)$5
Iowa Real Estate Revenue Tax Calculations
(per thousand dollars; first $500 is exempt)
Recording ($5 per additional page)$7

Revenue Tax is $1.60 per thousand (round down to nearest $500 then take that amount times $.0016)

Services During COVID-19

Linn County’s top priority is the health and safety of employees and the public. That is why Linn County offices will reopen July 20 on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening. Linn County will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adjust County operations and safety measures as needed.

Many County services can be conducted online or remotely through email, mail, our drop boxes, or over the phone. For items placed in the drop box, please put all documents in an envelope marked Recorder’s Office and include your contact information. To schedule an appointment with the Recorder’s Office or for questions about remote services, please call 319-892-5420. 

Read more about our service modifications designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and customers safe.