What is a Homestead Credit and how do I apply?
  • The homestead credit is a property tax credit for residents of the state of Iowa who own and occupy their homestead on July 1 and for at least six months of the calendar year.
  • It is a tax credit funded by the State of Iowa for qualifying homeowners and is based on the first $4,850 of actual value of the homestead.
  • You can apply for this in person at the Assessor’s Office or online.
  • Pre-populated Homestead Tax Credit Application Forms are available to be printed from within your parcel on our website.
  • Under "Real Estate Search" enter your property address.
  • If you would like to apply online, follow the link after “Submit Application: HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT”
  • If you would like to mail in your application, follow the link included in “please apply for the Homestead Tax Credit
  • This will bring up the Homestead form that needs to be printed, filled out, signed and returned to our office.
  • For questions, contact us at 319-892-5220 or via email
  • This is a one-time sign up
  • If you move, you need to sign up again on the new house.
  • Iowa Code Chapter 425

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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?