The Local Budgeting Process

Every year each local taxing authority in the State of Iowa (counties, cities, school districts, etc.) must submit their budgets to their County Auditor. The city and county budgets must be adopted by resolution and taxes certified by March 15th.  The County Auditor computes the levy rate by matching the requested budgets to the available…

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Computing Your Property Tax

March 2016 WATCHDOG  (Updated 2019) If your residential property (land & dwelling) had a value of $100,000 here is how property tax would be computed. To adjust for your property value change the appropriate Assessed Property Value.   Assessed Property Value                             …

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