The Auditor's Office maintains records of current property ownership within Story County for taxation purposes (§331.511 - 512 of the Code of Iowa). These records are available to the public and consist of the following:
Plat maps (tax maps of property)
Public terminal access to our real estate database
Transfer books (history of all recorded transfers of a property)
The Auditor's Office, along with other county offices and the City of Ames, contributes information to Story County's geographic information system (GIS). Property information and aerial photos can be viewed on the Beacon website. Custom maps are also available: price list.