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

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services. The closure will take effect Thursday, November 19 and remain in effect until public health conditions improve and allow for modifications.

Our office will continue to process Recording requests.  Services can be conducted online (recording documents through Iowa Land Records, through email, mail, our drop box located in front of the building, 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. 

For questions about remote services for Real Estate please call 319-892-5420 from 8 a.m. to 5 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.