Land & Records Management

Land & Records Management

The following documents are recorded and available to view in-office. Copies may be obtained.

  • Affidavits and Powers of Attorney
  • Condemnations
  • Contracts and Mortgages
  • Covenants
  • Deeds and Easements
  • *Financing Statements - Realty
  • Foreclosures
  • Forfeitures
  • Leases
  • Ordinances
  • Plats, Surveys and Corner Certificates
  • Releases and assignments

*Effective July 1, 2001 only UCC Financing Statements containing realty-related collateral -(a) fixtures, (b) as - extracted collateral or (c) Timber to be cut - should be filed in the land recording offices. These realty-related collateral filings should be filed where the land is located.

The recording fee for these documents is $7.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page.

In addition to realty related documents, these miscellaneous documents are also recorded.

  • Liens
    • Federal Tax Liens
      Internal Revenue Service
      Department of Justice
    • State Tax Liens
      Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance
      Iowa Workforce Development
    • Homeowner's Association Liens
  • Military Records (DD214's)
  • Trade Names

News & Notices

During the month of April 2018, the Parcel Query and GIS mapping applications will be updated with a new consolidated property and map viewing solution named Beacon, hosted by the Schneider Corporation. The new service provides additional functionality and display options to users. The service will...
Posted: March 28, 2018
PASSPORT DAY – MARCH 21, 2018 Scott County Recorder, Rita Vargas, is extending their work day hours on Wednesday March 21, 2018, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm to provide passport acceptance services to citizens needing a first-time U.S. passport. Important! On April 2, 2018, the U.S. State Department...
Posted: March 9, 2018
SCOTT COUNTY RECORDER MEDIA RELEASE February 12, 2018 Rita Vargas, Scott County Recorder, received notice in the New Orleans Passport Center Newsletter informing the public of changes to the issuance of U.S. Passports. Beginning this month, passport applicants who have been certified as having a...
Posted: February 12, 2018