Property Tax

Division Responsibilities

The Property Tax Division is responsible for collecting taxes for real estate property, mobile homes, utilities, computer equipment, industrial machinery, bushels of grain, monies and credits, buildings on leased land, and city and county special assessments, including delinquent weed cuttings, sewer rental, nuisance abatements, snow removal and alley oiling for all tax levying and tax certifying entities of the county.

The Treasurer is also responsible for conducting the tax sale, processing tax sale redemptions, issuing tax sale deeds, processing tax suspensions, preparing plat and mobile home clearances and administering the Iowa Property Tax Credit Program based on age / income.

Property Tax Payments

Property tax payments are due twice each year on September 1 and March 1. Late fees begin October 1 and April 1. Payments can be made:

  • online at Iowa Tax and Tags
  • by mail
  • in person at the Treasurer's Office
  • by calling the Treasurer's Office at 319-892-5500.

If paying by mail:

To ensure proper credit if paying by mail, the stub portion of the tax statement must be submitted with the payment and must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service by September 30 for the first installment or March 31 for the second installment to avoid a late fee. Property owners who would like a receipt must include s self-addressed stamped envelope with their payment.

Statements are mailed once per year. To sign up for a property tax payment reminder through email or text messaging, click on the Notify Me icon on the left side of this page.

Service Delivery Fees

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Accepted
Payment Type In Person Online
Cash No Fee Not Accepted
Check No Fee $0.30 per transaction
Debit Card $3.95 plus $0.30 per transaction $3.95 plus $0.30 per transaction
Credit Card 2.35% plus $0.30 per transaction 2.35% plus $0.30 per transaction
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