Tax Department

Tax Department Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Collecting all property and mobile home taxes, special assessments, and drainage tax
  • Collecting miscellaneous revenue from other offices
  • Investing all county funds
  • Apportioning all tax dollars and sending to appropriate school, city, or other taxing body
  • Issuing tax clearances on mobile homes
  • Processing Property Tax Credit Claims for senior citizens or persons with disabilities
  • Keeping accurate records of all monies received and disbursed
  • Holding the annual Tax Sale
    • 2022 Tax Sale Online Rules
    • 2022 Tax Sale Delq List
      • Taxes must be paid by May 13, 2022 to avoid publication in the newspaper
      • Registration for the Tax Sale must be submitted online at by 11:59 p.m. on 06/16/2022
      • Online tax payments will be accepted thru 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022
      • Office tax payments will be accepted thru 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022

Pay Property Taxes Online

Property Tax Frequently Asked Questions

Des Moines County GIS Site

Iowa General Assembly - Iowa Code