Property Tax Cycle
Each year the Iowa Department of Management certifies property tax levies, from the taxing bodies, to the County Auditor. These levies are applied to the taxable property values assessed by the Assessor to establish the annual tax amount to be collected by the Treasurer.
The Treasurer prepares and mails a tax statement to owners of real estate, mobile homes, special assessments, buildings on leased land, equipment assessed as real estate, utilities and grain handlers.
- The first half payment is due by September 30th
- The second half payment is due by March 31st of the following year
If you are paying by mail, please return the coupon provided at the bottom of your statement with your payment. Be sure to choose a manner and method of payment that will be convenient for you and will give you the best assurance that your payment will be timely.
Delinquent statements are mailed on November 1st and on May 1st of each year. Payments made on our website are considered timely if completed By Midnight September 30th and March 31, respectively.
Delinquent taxes are published in May/June and subject to the annual June Tax Sale. If the taxes are not purchased after two publications a tax sale certificate is issued to the County. If taxes are not redeemed within a given period of time the certificate holder may be given deed to the Property.
The County Treasurer's Office collects property taxes for all taxing bodies. All taxes collected are apportioned and distributed each month to the taxing bodies.
- Claims for Iowa Disabled and Senior Citizens Property Tax and Mobile Home Tax Credits are filed with the Treasurer's Office by June 1 of each year.
- The State of Iowa then reimburses these credits to the Treasurer along with the homestead, agricultural land, machinery and computer equipment, family farm and military credits, which are applied for through the Assessor's office.