Palo Alto County Property Search (Iowa)

Search free Palo Alto County, IA property, land, and tax records through local government assessors, auditors, clerks, property appraisers, deeds recorders, treasurers, tax collectors, city halls, and town halls.


The Palo Alto County Assessor is responsible for determining the value of property in order to determine Palo Alto County property taxes. The Palo Alto County Assessment Office collect data from on-site inspections, value assessments for construction or improvements, comparable sales, and calculations of depreciation. The Palo Alto County Tax Assessor maintains current data on every parcel in the Palo Alto County, which includes ownership information, maps of property lines, inventories of parcels and structures, and the value of all the property in the Palo Alto County, IA. The Palo Alto County Assessor’s Office can answer questions regarding Palo Alto County property tax appeals and assessments, Palo Alto County property tax rates and payment due dates.

Palo Alto County Assessor's Office Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-3823


Palo Alto County Auditors are responsible for maintaining accurate financial records on properties, including the appraisal and assessment of a property's value, which is used to determine Palo Alto County property taxes. The Palo Alto County Auditor’s Office collects data from on-site inspections, information submitted by owners, prior sales, and statistical analyses. The Auditor maintains current data on Palo Alto County property value, owner information, inventories of parcels and structures, and parcel maps. The Office also provides property search databases for Palo Alto County, IA.

Palo Alto Auditor Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-2563


The Palo Alto County Clerk files important documents and preserves municipal records in order to maintain an archive of Palo Alto County property records that can be accessed by the public. The Clerk's Office is a valuable source of information on property in Palo Alto County, Iowa. The Palo Alto County Clerk's Office contains documentation on real estate excise taxes, registered land, and property transactions, as well as land documents including Palo Alto County deeds, mortgages, and liens on properties.

Palo Alto County Clerk Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-3603

Ruthven City Clerk Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355


The Palo Alto County Recorders of Deeds maintain public records, particularly documents related to property and land records, and make them available for public access in Palo Alto County, IA. The Office of Recorder of Deeds in Palo Alto County is a valuable source of information on property records The Recorder of Deeds maintains documents on land transactions within its jurisdictions, including Palo Alto County deeds and titles, mortgages, property ownership records, surveys, and easements, as well as tax liens.

Palo Alto County Recorder of Deeds Emmetsburg IA PO Box 248 50536 712-852-3701


Palo Alto County Town Halls and City Hall are the chief administrative offices that runs the town or city. The Town Hall or City Hall often maintains records related to the locality, including Palo Alto County property taxes, property value assessments, and land transactions, as well as property sales and transfers in Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Ayrshire City Hall Ayrshire IA 1502 Silver Lake Avenue 50515 712-426-3510

Curlew Town Hall Curlew IA 209 Main St 50527 712-855-2448

Graettinger City Hall Graettinger IA 104 Cedar Avenue 51342 712-859-3742

Mallard City Hall Mallard IA 605 Inman Street 50562 712-425-3527

Ruthven City Hall Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355

West Bend City Hall West Bend IA 301 S Broadway Ave 50597 515-887-2181


The Palo Alto County Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for the collection of Palo Alto County property tax revenue. The Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains current Palo Alto County property tax information including Palo Alto County property ownership information, GIS Maps, tax maps, historical property tax rates, lists of sold parcels, and is also charged with the sale of properties due to a default on taxes in Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Palo Alto County Treasurer's Office Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-2066