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Real Estate

The Auditor is the overseer of county plats. A copy of all documents dealing with the transfer of real estate recorded in the Recorder's office is given to the Auditor's office.

Real estate documents can be accessed in the Recorder's office or the Iowa Land Records portal.

Each document is proofed for accuracy and chain of title. The document is then entered into the transfer record.

Plat and transfer records are maintained showing the ownership of all parcels of land for taxation purposes. Ownership and land records are maintained in the GIS office and may be viewed on the Beacon website. 

Real Estate Mapping

Disclaimer: The information on the maps contained in the real estate mapping site does not represent a survey. No liability is assumed for the accuracy of the data delineated herein, either expressed or implied by Wapello County or its employees. The maps are compiled from official records, including plats, surveys, recorded deeds, and contracts, and only contain the information required for local government purposes. See the recorded documents for more detailed legal information.

Adding or Removing Someone from a Deed

The Auditor's Office cannot prepare deeds for property owners. We recommend that you contact either an attorney or title search company to have one prepared for you.