Auditor Real Estate

The Auditor is the Overseer of the County Plats. All documents dealing with the transfer of real estate recorded in the Recorder’s Office are also filed in the Auditor’s Office. Each document is proofed for accuracy and the chain of title researched. 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.

Parcel Combination & Split Requests

A split or combination of lots or parcels of land must be approved by the necessary planning department.  If you live in the county (outside of any city limits) you should start the process with the county planning department.  If you live inside a city’s boundaries, contact your city’s planning department to sign off first.

Title Searcher Information

The public is welcome to search through the Auditor's transfer books.  Due to COVID-19, anyone wishing to search the transfer books will be asked to wear gloves and a facemask.

Adding or Removing Someone from a Deed

The Auditor's Office can no longer prepare a quit claim deed.  We recommend that you contact either an attorney or title search company to have one prepared for you.

Copy of a Deed

Many real estate records are available to view online through the Recorder's Office.  Visit the Recorder's property record database to begin your search.

Abstract

Looking to obtain your property abstract?  Contact an abstract or title company.

Phone (712) 328-5700
TTD: (712) 328-5634
TTD: (800) 735-2942 (Toll-Free)
Fax: (712) 328-4740
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Second Floor
227 S 6th St
51501, IA 51501