What is classification?
  • Real estate parcels are assigned a property classification by the assessor
  • This classification is to be consistent with the primary use of the property
  • There are currently five classifications of property in Iowa:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Agricultural
    • Multi-residential
    • Industrial
  • Classification may not necessarily be the same as the zoning of the property
  • Iowa Code Chapter 441.21

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1. What is a Homestead Credit and how do I apply?
2. What is a Military Exemption and how do I apply?
3. I have applied for the Homestead Credit and/or Military Exemption, but I don't see them on my property tax bill
4. What other Credits and Exemption may I be eligible for?
5. My assessment has not changed, why have my property taxes increased?
6. What does my property tax pay for?
7. How does the Assessor determine the value of my property?
8. What is classification?
9. How does the Assessor determine Market Value?
10. How often is my property reassessed?
11. What do I do if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?
12. How do I appeal my assessment?
13. How is the Assessor appointed?