Real Estate

The Auditor is the Overseer of the 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 Wapello County Recorder’s Office or on 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 & 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.

The Auditor may cause subdivisions to be platted when necessary.