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 Offered

Our office is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays. To ensure same day services, please arrive by 4:00 p.m. to ensure same day service.

Our office will continue to process Recording requests in person.  Services can also be conducted online (recording and searching documents through Iowa Land Records, through email, mail, our dropbox located in front of the building, or over the phone. For items placed in the dropbox, please put all documents in an envelope marked Recorder’s Office and include your contact information. 

For questions about remote services for Real Estate please call 319-892-5420 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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