ACCOUNTABILITY IN REPORTING

The Electronic Services System Promise

 

It’s our mission to connect the public to real estate records electronically and to simplify document submission. As a subdivision of the State of Iowa, governed by the Iowa County Recorders Association, it’s our duty to openly share our reports and policies.

 

Policies and Procedures

 

Iowa was the first state in the country to offer free online public access to real estate documents statewide. As the coordinated record system for the state, Iowa Land Records holds the duty to report any decisions and actions to our stakeholders and community members. Transparency in our standards and policies is a priority. Feel free to download our full policies and procedures document today.

 

Reports

Stay in-the-know with our annual audit report. The previous calendar year audit report will be available here. Any prior audit reports are available upon request.

2020 Annual Audit
2021 Annual Audit

Stay in-the-know with our most recent adopted budgets. The current calendar year budget will be available here. Prior budgets are available upon request.

Adopted 2022 Budget
2022 Budget Amendment (August)
2022 Budget Amendment (November)

Adopted 2023 Budget

Meeting Information 

The ESS Coordinating Committee meets quarterly and other times as necessary. Meeting dates can be found on our event calendar.

  • Meeting agendas are typically posted 3 days prior to a scheduled meeting.
  • Meeting packets are posted at least 24-hours prior to the meeting.
  • Meeting audio is posted within 24-hours following the meeting.
  • Meeting summaries are posted upon approval.

Meeting Agendas
August 10, 2021
October 4, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 3, 2021 
February 10, 2022
May 10, 2022
August 9, 2022
November 10, 2022

Meeting Packets
August 10, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 3, 2021 
February 10, 2022
May 10, 2022
August 9, 2022
November 10, 2022

Meeting Summaries
August 10, 2021 
October 4, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 3, 2021
February 10, 2022
May 10, 2022
August 9, 2022
November 10, 2022

Meeting Audio
August 10, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 3, 2021
February 10, 2022 (Part 1)
February 10, 2022 (Part 2)
May 10, 2022
August 9, 2022
November 10, 2022 (Due to technical difficulties audio is not available for this meeting.)

 

  • Meeting agendas are typically posted 3 days prior to a scheduled meeting.
  • Meeting packets are posted at least 24-hours prior to the meeting.

Meeting Agendas
January 26, 2021
April 22, 2021
July 15, 2021
September 20, 2021
January 18, 2022
April 21, 2022
July 19, 2022
October 18, 2022

Meeting Packets
April 22, 2021
January 18, 2022
April 21, 2022
July 19, 2022
October 18, 2022

Meeting Summaries
October 18, 2022

28E Agreement

 

Iowa Land Records (Electronic Service System) is governed through a multi-county agreement established under Chapter 28E of the Iowa Code. The agreement has been approved by the Board of Supervisors in each participating Iowa county. The agreement was recently updated through an amendment adopted unanimously by the participating counties. Iowa Land Records and the Electronic Services system serve all 99 Iowa counties, and act as a statewide coordinated land records system.