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How do I get a legal description of my property?

If you need a legal description of your property, go to the County Auditor, Assessor, or Recorder in the county where the property is located. You may also go to the website for “Iowa Land Records.” Clerks of court offices do not have legal description records.

Is an address good enough in place of a legal description of real property?

No. When a legal description of property is required, an address or street address is not sufficient.

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