There are several ways you may search records to find out if there are liens on your property. You can search court records on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp//SelectFrame, or you can contact your County Recorder’s Office, a title company, or an attorney to search for you.
A “mechanics lien” reserves the right of the filer to seek compensation for work done on a property.
Mechanics liens can involve complicated legal questions. See Iowa Code chapter 572. The Iowa Secretary of State website, https://sos.iowa.gov/, provides information on mechanic’s liens, but due to potential complications concerning questions of law and notice, you should talk to an attorney.