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Property Tax

No appointment is necessary to pay property taxes.

Property Tax services are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paying Taxes Online

Pay your property taxes online with an eCheck for only .30 cents (which is less than a postage stamp) or you can pay with a debit or credit card. Debit cards incur an administration fee of $0.30 plus a convenience fee of $3.25. Credit cards incur an administration fee of $0.30 plus a convenience fee of 2.20%.

Pay Property Taxes Online

Due Dates

  • Property taxes may be paid in full in September each year or split into two installments:
    • The first half is due September 1 and becomes delinquent October 1;
    • The second half is due March 1 of the following year and becomes delinquent April 1;

Delinquent interest accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month, rounded to the nearest dollar with a minimum penalty due of one dollar.

Payment Methods

  • In office with cash, check or debit/credit card (cards incur an additional fee, noted above.)
  • Mail (must be postmarked by the end of the month to avoid 1.5% penalty)

Accepted Credit Cards

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Notice of Delinquent Taxes

The law requires:

  • A notice be sent to property owners who have outstanding taxes as of November 1 and May 1.
  • A notice of the annual tax sale shall be mailed not later than May 1 to the person in whose name the parcel subject to sale is taxed
  • Payments for redemption from tax sales must be paid by guaranteed funds. The rate of interest required by Iowa law to be paid on a redemption is 2% per month.

Delinquent taxes as of May 1 are assessed a publication fee and must be advertised for sale at the annual tax sale in June.

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