Property Taxes


Now accepting 2022 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim Applications. To be eligible, income and age restrictions apply. Applications are due May 31, 2022. 

2022 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim Application

2022 Iowa Mobile/Manufactured/Modular Home Owner Reduced Tax Rate Application


No appointment is necessary to pay property taxes.


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are NOT needed to pay property taxes.

Paying Taxes Online

You may pay taxes through our payment website by name, address, or parcel number listed on tax statements. 

Pay your property taxes online with an eCheck for only .25 cents (which is less than a postage stamp) or you can pay with a debit or credit card for 2.25% of the total amount due.

Pay Taxes

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 accepted for an additional 2.25% fee),
  • Mail (must be postmarked by the end of the month to avoid 1.5% penalty)

Pay Online

Pay your property taxes online with an eCheck for only .25 cents (which is less than a postage stamp!) or you can pay with a debit or credit card for 2.25% of the total amount due.

Accepted Credit Cards

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express

Partial Payments

Iowa County allows partial payments of current property taxes. By law, you cannot make a partial payment on a tax sale or special assessment. If, at any time, you want to pay towards your property taxes, we will accept any amount of partial payment. You can make partial payments directly to our office.

Copies of Tax Statements

Please know that a copy of all Iowa County real estate tax statements are available online through our Real Estate and Tax Inquiry page. There you can download a printable PDF statement. Paper statements are also mailed out annually in August to the homeowner.

Important Note: Property tax statements are mailed to the property owner only; NOT to escrow companies. Please note that we do not maintain escrow or property management records in most cases. If your taxes are paid by a third party, they are able to obtain your tax information online as noted above.

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.

Tax Sale Information

For more information about property taxes, please check out our frequently asked questions section. 

Property Tax FAQ