How can I research the history of a property?
We have grantor and grantee names, instrument numbers, and book and page information for recorded deeds, filed by legal description, in our transfer books going back to about 1860. Please come by the office between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM and we will gladly assist you. The office is located at:
900 Sixth St.
Nevada, IA 50201

For copies of recorded deeds and surveys, contact the Recorder at (515) 382-7231. For assessment questions, contact the Assessor at (515) 382-7320 (contact the Ames Assessor for Ames properties). For current tax information, contact the Treasurer at (515) 382-7331.

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1. What information is available online?
2. How can I research the history of a property?
3. What is a parcel number? How do I find the parcel number of a particular property?
4. How do I change the mailing address for a property?
5. What if my name is misspelled on a property?
6. Is there a military exemption or family farm credit or homestead credit on a property?
7. Why does a deceased person's name still appear on a property?
8. Where can I find a cemetery deed?
9. How can I get the legal description of a property?
10. Can I get a map of the county? How about a map of my property?