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Exemptions and Credits

Exemptions and Credits

Iowa law provides for a number of credits and exemptions. It is the property owner's responsibility to apply for these as provided by law. It is also the property owner's responsibility to report to the Assessor when they are no longer eligible for any credit or exemption they have applied for.

Following is a list of credits and exemptions administered by the Assessor's office. Some link on to more information.

If the filing deadline falls on a weekend then deadline is extended to next business day.

Credit/Exemption

Time Period

Contact For Eligibility

Filing Deadline

Homestead Tax Credit   Assessor July 1
Military Tax Exemption   Assessor July 1
Business Property Tax Credit   Assessor July 1
Family Farm Tax Credit Annual Assessor November 1
Charitable & Non-Profit (Application Attached ) Permanent Assessor February 1
Forest Reserve (Application Attached) Permanent Assessor February 1
Fruit Tree Reservation (Application Attached) 8 Years Assessor February 1
Forest Cover Annual Soil Conservation Service February 1
Open Prairie Annual Soil Conservation Service February 1
Native Prairie or
Wetlands (Application Attached)
Annual DNR State Wildlife Biologist/Assessor February 1
Wildlife Habitat Permanent DNR State Wildlife Biologist/Assessor February 1
Impoundment Structures Annual Assessor February 1
Pollution Control (Application Attached) Permanent Assessor February 1
Cattle Facilities 5 Years Assessor February 1
Historic Property 4/4 Years State Historical Society/Assessor February 1
Urban Revitalization By Ordinance City/County Assessor February 1
Industrial Partial 427B 5 Years Assessor February 1
Geothermal Heating
& Cooling System (Application Attached)
10 Years Assessor February 1
Disabled Veteran (Application Attached) Permanent Local Administrator Veterans Affairs/Assessor July 1

News & Notices

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