Hardin County |
| Real Estate
The Auditor’s Office enters and maintains records of all real estate transfers in the county by keeping the plat maps and transfer books current so the public can examine the books to determine property ownership. The maintenance of these records ensures that the property taxes reflect the current ownership of property.
The Auditor’s Office works closely with the realtors, attorneys, surveyors, abstractors, property owners, and other individuals who deal with real estate transactions.
Much of the information kept in the Auditor’s Office is also available online. Visit the Hardin County GIS Beacon website to view property information, property maps, and Hardin County aerial photography.
Recorded real estate documents in Iowa can be found on the Iowa Land Records website, the official statewide document website sponsored by elected county officials.
Hard copy Hardin County plat books are also available for a fee in the Recorder’s Office.
The Auditor’s Office has property transfer books dating back to the 1850s. The information shown in the books are the grantor and grantee names, dates, legal description and recorded document type and book and page number. This information is only for property in Hardin County.
Under most circumstances, the ownership cannot change without a recorded document. See your local attorney to prepare a deed for you.
The county can also assist with the document recording requirements through the Hardin County Recorder's Office.
1215 Edgington Avenue Suite 1 Eldora, IA 50627
Monday - Friday
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Real Estate Clerk
Phone : (641) 939-8109