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Important News

--- 12/21/2021 ---

All real estate is assessed annually according to its condition January 1st. Please inofrm the assessor's office if any property has sustained damage that isn't repaired by January 1st.  Also, all new construction should be reported.  New construction isn't just a new structure. It also includes exterior and interior remodeling and basement finish.

--- 09/29/2021 ---

There was a 7% decrease in agricultural land values for Hancock County from State Equalization Orders.  The prior year's values reflect two entries for 2021 for agricultural land.  The top figure is the current assessed value.

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Senate File 295 established a business property tax credit for commercial, industrial and railway property.  Each person who wishes to claim the credit shall obtain the appropriate forms from the County Assessor. The application is due by July 1st. Parcels classified and taxed as commercial property, industrial property or railway property, under chapter 434, are eligible for a credit.  A person may claim and receive one credit under this chapter for each eligible parcel unless the parcel is part of a property unit. You don't need to sign up annually. 

 

Apply for the credit at the Assessor’s office in the courthouse.  Contact the Assessor’s office for further information.

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Credit and exemption applications are availabe on the Iowa Department of Revenue websit.  Click on the following link.  https://tax.iowa.gov/tax-credits-and-exemptions

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The Iowa State Association of Assessors hosts a website with assessment information, board of review information and several links to pertinent websites. Click the link to access the website:  https://www.iowa-assessors.org

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The use of CSR2 and non-crop adjustments for agricultural land was implemented in the 2015 valuations.

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EXEMPT PARCEL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE.

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