Property Tax Department
Property Taxes may be paid online at http://www.iowatreasurers.org. (FAQs)
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The Tax Department handles the following responsibilities
- Collection of taxes on:
- Real estate property
- Mobile homes
- Industrial Machinery
- Buildings on leased land
- Collection of:
- County special assessments
- City special assessments
- Miscellaneous revenue from other offices
- Conducts tax sales
- Processes tax sale redemptions
- Issues tax sales deeds
- Processes tax suspensions
- Prepares mobile home tax clearances
- Administers the Iowa Tax Credit Program based on age/income
- Apportions to various districts
- Investments of revenues
- Prepares monthly and yearly reports
- Keeps accurate record of all monies received and disbursed
- Submits accurate financial records for annual audit
Property Tax Information
- Tax Statements are mailed once annually in August. Tax statements are not mailed for the March payment.
- The annual statement has two payments coupons. Please enclose the coupon with your payment.
- The Harrison County Treasurer does not have a copy of your tax statement in the office. You must include your coupons with payment, to insure proper and complete payment.
- Iowa law requires a tax statement be sent to the owner of property even though a lending institution
pays the taxes.
- Taxes may be paid in one lump sum on or before September 30th or may be paid in two (2) installments, by September 30th and March 31st each year.
- To avoid penalty for late payment, the 1st half taxes must be paid before October 1st; the 2nd half before April 1st, including those instances when the last day of September or March falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
- Postmark dates are used to determine delinquency.
- Paid receipts will be returned to you, only when a stamped envelope is enclosed.
- Special assessments and drainage tax must be paid by September 30th, to avoid penalty.
- Delinquent tax notices are mailed May 1st and November 1st of each year.
- Delinquent taxes are published in the local newspaper in June.
- Any taxes not paid by the 3rd Monday in June may be sold at the annual tax sale. Tax sale is not an immediate possession sale; it is just what it says it is –a sale of unpaid taxes. The holder of a tax sale certificate MUST wait a required timeframe before proceedings can be started in order to obtain a deed. Within this period of time, the proprety owner can still pay the taxes by redeeming the certificate.
- Elderly/Disabled Credit, Rent Reimbursement, and Mobile Home credit forms are available after January 1st each year and must be returned to the Treasurer’s Office before June 1st
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