What is a Homestead Credit?

The homestead credit is a property tax credit for residents of the state of Iowa who own and occupy their homestead on July 1 and for at least six months of the calendar year. It is a tax credit funded by the State of Iowa for qualifying homeowners, and is based on the first $4,850 of actual value of the homestead. You can apply for this in person at the Assessors Office or online. Pre-populated Homestead Tax Credit Application Forms are available to be printed from within your parcel on our website.  Under "Real Estate Search" enter your property address.  When you are in the parcel that your home is on, next to "Homestead" click on the "here" link.  This will bring up the Homestead form that needs to be printed, filled out, signed and returned to our office.  For questions, contact us at 319-892-5220 or assessor@linncounty.org 

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1. How do I appeal my assessment?
2. What is a Homestead Credit?
3. What is a Military Exemption?
4. How do I apply or find out if I qualify for the Homestead Credit or Military Exemption?
5. I have applied for the Homestead Credit and/or Military Exemption, but I don't see them on my property tax bill?
6. Do I need to sign for homestead exemption every year?
7. I moved to a new home, do I need to sign for a homestead exemption?
8. What other Credits and Exemption may I be eligible for?
9. How is the Assessor appointed?
10. What is the Conference Board?
11. How does the Assessor determine the value of my property?
12. What is classification?
13. What is Market Value?
14. How does the Assessor estimate Market Value?
15. How often is my property reassessed?
16. When are Assessment Notices mailed?
17. What do I do if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?
18. What is the Board of Review and who are the members?
19. What is the Property Assessment Appeal Board and who are the members?
20. What is an Equalization Order?
21. How is an equalization order determined?
22. How will I know if my property receives an equalization order?
23. My assessment has not changed, why have my property taxes increased?
24. What is taxable value?
25. What is a rollback?
26. What is a levy rate?
27. What does property tax pay for?