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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 are common credits and exemptions administered by the Assessor's office.

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

Apply Online

The following credits and exemptions can be applied online.

Credit/Exemption

Time Period

Contact For Eligibility

Filing Deadline

Homestead Tax Credit Permanent Assessor July 1
Military Tax Exemption Permanent Assessor July 1
Business Property Tax Credit Permanent Assessor July 1

Other Credits and Exemptions

The following list of credits and exemptions are administered by the Assessor's office. More information and application forms can be found at: https://tax.iowa.gov/property-tax-credits-and-exemptions.

Credit/Exemption

Time Period

Contact For Eligibility

Filing Deadline

Family Farm Tax Credit Annual Assessor November 1
Charitable & Non-Profit Permanent Assessor February 1
Forest Reserve Permanent Assessor February 1
Fruit Tree Reservation 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
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 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
10 Years Assessor February 1
Disabled Veteran Permanent Local Administrator Veterans Affairs/Assessor July 1

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