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Land & Records Management

The Adair County Recorder’s office maintains and records official records of documents affecting title to property and miscellaneous documents.
The County Recorder is responsible for recording:

28E Agreements Leases
Affidavits Military Discharge Records
Bills of Sale Mortgages
Changes of Title Plats of Survey
Condemnations Powers of Attorney
Contracts Resolutions
Corner Section Certificates Restrictive Covenants
Deeds Right of Way Agreements
Easements Trade Names
Federal & State Tax Liens Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Fence Agreements Numerous other documents

For land record searches you must use the Iowa County Land Record Information System:
Iowa County Land Record Information System (January 1, 1990 – Present)
The Iowa County Association of Recorders has a statewide website, Iowa County Land Record Information System (CLRIS). This website has indexing and images of recorded documents available for viewing. Businesses and individuals need to register as a public user before using the website. CLRIS has the capability of accepting e-submission filings. These real estate documents are submitted online for official recording in a county in Iowa.

Document Formatting Standards – State of Iowa

Recording Fees Quick Guide

Recorder’s Cover Sheet

Trade Name

Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

Declaration of Value Form

Groundwater Hazard Forms
Starting September 2010 the County Recorder must only accept the new form that includes the Private Sewage Disposal check off. For additional information contact Stephen Patterson, Head Sanitarian of Adair County Environmental Health, 641-747-8320 or envhlth@netins.net.

Adair County New Non-Public Water Supply Well Regulations
For additional information contact Stephen Patterson, Head Sanitarian of Adair County Environmental Health, 641-747-8320 or envhlth@netins.net.