Property Tax

Treasurer Services During COVID-19

The public health of our community is of the utmost importance. That is why the Treasurer’s Office is currently closed to the public. However, it is important that we maintain a high level of service while keeping staff and customers safe. As always, you may contact our office at 319-892-5500. Due to limited staff, phones will be answered between 8-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Monday through Tuesday and Thursday through Friday during the building closure. We ask for your patience as we anticipate a high volume of calls during this time.

On April 2, Governor Reynolds announced the extension of her temporary suspension of penalties and interest for delayed property tax payments until April 30, 2020. Late interest and penalty on property tax payments will apply beginning May 1. Property taxes may be paid online at Iowataxandtags.org. We also have a dropbox outside of the Public Service Center at 935 2nd St. SW in Cedar Rapids where payments can be deposited. Be sure to include your contact information with the business you are dropping off so we may contact you with questions. 

We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time and we thank all of Linn County for your continued support. 

For more detailed information on conducting transactions with the Treasurer’s Office, please read this statement from your Linn County Treasurer (PDF).

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.

Please make checks payable to:
Linn County Treasurer

Payment with payment stubs can be mailed to:
Linn County Treasurer
935 2nd Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Statements are mailed once per year. Sign up for a property tax payment reminder through email or text messaging.

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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