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Homestead Tax Exemption

Who qualifies for the homestead tax exemption in Iowa?

This credit is available if you own and occupy a home as your primary residence in Iowa.  To be eligible, you must apply for the credit on or before July 1 (or the next business day if July 1 falls on a weekend).  You need only apply once and the credit will continue each year that you live in the home. 

Click on your county of residence.
Polk County
Dallas County
Warren County

Polk County

For full information, check http://web.assess.co.polk.ia.us/cgi-bin/web/tt/infoqry.cgi?tt=adjustments/summary/HSC
To find your book / page number for the application: 

  • Go to the Polk County property search page: http://web.assess.co.polk.ia.us/cgi-bin/web/tt/infoqry.cgi?tt=home/index
  • Search for your address (just put the street number and street name, such as 999 19th)
  • Confirm that the ownership record is correct (you should be listed).  
  • On the ownership record, the Book / Page will be listed.  This is what should be used on the application.  

Dallas County

  • Go to the Dallas County property search page: https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=909&LayerID=17429&PageTypeID=2&PageID=7823
  • Search for your address (just put the street number and street name, and select the correct address when it appears)
  • Confirm that the ownership record is correct (you should be listed).
  • Scroll down to the Homestead Tax Credit section and click on the link that states: Apply online for the Iowa Homestead Tax Credit.
  • Fill out the application.  Click on the Save button at the top left of the screen.
  • To submit the application electronically, click on the Submit Application.  

Warren County

For full information, check: https://www.warrencountyia.gov/government/county-government/assessor/credits-exemptions/
To find your book / page number for the application: 

  • Go to the Warren County property search page: https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/?site=WarrenCountyIA
  • Search for your address (just put the street number and street name, such as 999 19th)
  • Confirm that the ownership record is correct (you should be listed).  
  • On the ownership record, the Book / Page will be listed.  This is what should be used on the application.  
  • The application link is located in the right side under forms & applications, download the form, complete and mail.