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FAQ-Due Dates and Delinquent Taxes

Where can I get the latest information about my property

This information can be obtained by contacting your County Treasurer .

When are my taxes due?

Your property tax payment may be paid in one full installment or two half installments. The first half installment is due September 1st and becomes delinquent after September 30th. The second half installment is due March 1st and becomes delinquent after March 31st.

You may make a partial payment for current or delinquent real estate and manufactured home property tax. The amount of the partial payment must be greater than the late interest and fees due. Partial payments are not accepted for special assessments or tax sale redemption payments. You may make a partial payment online or by mailing it to your County Treasurer. If mailing, please indicate on your payment that it is a partial payment of tax due. For more information concerning partial payments please contact your County Treasurer .

When the last day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the deadline for remitting tax payments without late interest or additional late interest for delinquent installments is extended to include the first business day of the following month.

Iowa law requires the County Treasurer to assess late interest on all delinquent payments at the rate of 1.5% per month (rounded to the nearest dollar) with a minimum of one dollar.

What happens if my taxes are not paid by the due date?

Late interest accrues on the first day of each month if a tax payment is not paid before the due date. The interest accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month (rounded to the nearest dollar) with a minimum of one dollar. Late interest is added to the unpaid balance of your property taxes.

When the last day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the deadline for remitting tax payments without late interest or additional late interest for delinquent installments is extended to include the first business day of the following month.

Taxes that remain unpaid could be subject to tax sale. Once the taxes are sold at tax sale, they are paid by another party. A tax lien is then placed on the property and if it is not redeemed within the time specified by Iowa law, the tax sale certificate holder may initiate proceedings to obtain a tax deed on the property.

Why do I have to pay penalty and interest when I never received a bill?

As a property owner and under Iowa law it is your responsibility to make sure that you receive a bill and that it is paid on time. The statements are mailed and the taxes are due at the same time each year.

If you have not received a statement by the first week of September, contact your County Treasurer to request another statement be mailed to you.

It is not necessary to have a statement to make payment as long as you indicate the parcel number with your payment and know the correct amount. You may pay online, mail or personally deliver your payment to the Treasurer's office in the county where your property is located. Our online system allows you to make partial payments at your convenience.

If mailing, make checks payable to the Treasurer of the county where the parcel is located and write your parcel number on the check. Make sure your mailed payment is postmarked by the due date. You should ask the Post Office to postmark your payment on the day you take your payment to the Post Office.

Why did I receive a statement for delinquent taxes when I sent in my tax payment on the due date?

Your payment must be postmarked by the due date in order to be processed as a timely payment. If you received a balance due statement, your payment may not have been postmarked on time and therefore late interest has accrued, in which case we have processed your payment as a partial payment under Iowa law and sent you

a statement for the remaining balance.

The County Treasurer's Office uses the official U.S. Postal Service Postmark as proof of the mailing date. The Treasurer's Office does not accept the date written on your check or business metered date. Contact your local post office to verify that the postmark date will be before the delinquent date and ask that they postmark your payment on the day you take it to the post office for delivery.

When the last day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the deadline for remitting tax payments without late interest or additional late interest for delinquent installments is extended to include the first business day of the following month.

Late interest accrues on the first day of each month if a tax payment is not paid before the due date. The interest accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month (rounded to the nearest dollar) with a minimum of one dollar. Late interest is added to the unpaid balance of your property taxes.

Can I make a partial payment of my tax due?

Yes, partial payments are accepted for current or delinquent real estate and manufactured home property tax. The amount of the partial payment must be greater than the late interest and fees due. Partial payments are not accepted for special assessments or tax sale redemption payments. You may make partial payments online or by mailing it to your County Treasurer. If mailing, please indicate on your payment that it is a partial payment of tax due. For more information concerning partial payments please contact your County Treasurer .

I have had some hardships lately. Can an extension be granted for more time to pay taxes?

All counties are governed by the laws of the State of Iowa. Extensions cannot be granted due to hardship or any other extenuating circumstance.

What should I do if I have a tax sale on my property?

Contact your County Treasurer for information about your rights concerning a tax sale redemption and what steps are needed to redeem the tax sale certificate. If redemption is not completed within the time period provided by law, the right to redeem expires and a tax deed may be issued to the tax sale certificate holder.

Pursuant to Iowa law you may make a full redemption by remitting your payment to the County Treasurer for the amount of delinquent tax originally sold at tax sale plus two percent per month. Additional amounts may accrue.

Taxes for subsequent years may be paid by the tax sale certificate holder beginning fourteen days following the date from which a subsequent installment becomes delinquent. Even though prior taxes may have been sold at tax sale you may pay these subsequent taxes before the tax sale certificate holder has the right to pay them.

You must have an interest in the property sufficient to give you the right to redeem the tax sale.

A sufficient interest means that you must be one of the following:

  • The titleholder of record
  • The person in whose name the parcel was/is taxed
  • A person in possession of the parcel
  • A mortgagee with a lien on the parcel
  • A vendor of the parcel under a recorded contract of sale
  • A lessor with a recorded lease or memorandum of recorded lease
  • Any other person with an interest of record

Examples:

  • Judgment creditor of record
  • Vendee under recorded real estate contract
  • Holder of an inherited or devised recorded interest
  • Tax sale certificate holder

What do I do if I have received a Notice to Redeem From Tax Sale stating that I have ninety days to redeem the tax sale on my parcel?

Contact your County Treasurer for information about your rights concerning a tax sale redemption and what steps are needed to redeem the tax sale certificate. If redemption is not completed within the time period provided by law, the right to redeem expires and a tax deed may be issued to the tax sale certificate holder.

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