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GIS Maps & Real Estate Records

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. The Auditor may cause subdivisions to be platted when necessary and accordingly revises the county plats.

Records available:

1. GIS Map of all parcels in Shelby County maintained by the Auditor's real estate staff.

2. Auditor's Real Estate Transfer Books.

3. Recorder's Index, which includes digital images of all real estate documents since 1988.

4. Appraisal and Property Tax Information.

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ISACA Real Estate Statewide Search Portal

Visit the Iowa Auditors Real Estate website for more information on the Auditor’s role in the Real Estate process.

If you are interested in the 1921 Shelby County Atlas, follow this link. You will also find many other Iowa County Vintage Atlases.

Contact Information

Shelby County Courthouse
612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537