Payment of Property Taxes

Your property tax may be paid in full or in two installments. The first half is due on September 1 and becomes delinquent after September 30. The second half is due March 1 and becomes delinquent after March 31. You may make partial payments on your taxes at any time, but whatever is still owing after the delinquent date will accrue penalty.

If you have not received a tax statement, please contact the Treasurer's office for the amount due at 319-892-5550. As a property owner in Linn County, you should be aware of the following requirements.

Value Notification
The Linn County assessor determines property values and provides notification to property owners outside the City of Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids assessor determines property values and provides notification to property owners within the City of Cedar Rapids. Please contact the Linn County Assessor's Office at 319-892-5220 or the Cedar Rapids Assessor's Office at 319-286-5888 for the latest valuation information on your property.

New Ownership
If you are a new owner of a property, contact the appropriate assessor's office to file for homestead and military credits and to have the mailing of your tax statement changed.

If your mortgage company is responsible for payment of your tax, contact them to confirm they have the correct tax information for your property.

Late Penalty
Failure to receive a tax statement is not a defense to the payment of the tax and penalty that has accrued. Iowa law requires the treasurer to assess late penalty on delinquent payments at the rate of 1.5% per month, rounded to the nearest dollar.

Date of Mailing
The U.S. Postal Service postmark is the only date recognized for date of mailing. We do not accept the date written on your check or a business metered date as proof of the mailing date. Before mailing your payment, check with your local post office to make sure the postmark date will be prior to the late penalty date. If you want to be sure that payment has a postmark before the late penalty date, have the post office postmark the envelope in your presence.

Annual Tax Statements
Annual tax statements are mailed once a year normally in the month of August. The tax statement has two detachable payment stubs.