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Iowa (IA) Property Tax Info

Property Tax Rank in US (best =1) 35
Corporate Tax Rank in US (best =1) 48
Sales Tax Rank in US (best =1) 15
Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate 1.50%
Is Personal Property Taxable No 
Iowa State Website
Capital Des Moines
Largest City Des Moines
Largest Metro Area 655,409

Important Dates

For Real Property

  • Iowa Property Tax Filing Deadline Exempt

For Business Personal Property

  • BPP Filing (Rendition) Deadline Exempt
  • BPP Appeal Deadline Exempt

Iowa Property Tax Rate

Iowa Property taxes in state are a major source of revenue for local governments and services, including public schools. Taxes are collected annually, based on assessed property values that are recalculated every two years.

Iowa Property Tax Rate - personal property tax

Iowa has a statewide average effective property tax rate of 1.53%, which is well above the 1.07% national mark. As a result, Iowa has the 11th-highest effective rate in the country.

Iowa property taxes are paid annually in two installments, due on Sept. 1 and March 1 every year (though they are not considered late until the following month). Taxes are based on two factors: the assessed value of the property and the total local tax rate. Property values in Iowa are assessed every two years by county and city assessors.