Black Hawk County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
316 East 5th Street, Room 209
Black Hawk County Courthouse
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Where is the Black Hawk County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Black Hawk County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Black Hawk County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Black Hawk County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Black Hawk County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Black Hawk County Assessor's Office at (319) 833 3006 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Black Hawk County Facts:
The median home value in Black Hawk County is between $116,636.00 and $120,564.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Black Hawk County?
You can try contacting the Black Hawk County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Black Hawk County is located in the County Courthouse in Waterloo, which is where the Black Hawk County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Black Hawk County with the contact info listed below.
Black Hawk County Phone Number
Black Hawk County Fax Number
Black Hawk County County Courthouse Address
316 East Fifth Street
Waterloo, IA 50703-4712
Useful Black Hawk County Links:
- Black Hawk County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Black Hawk County GIS Maps
- Black Hawk County Government Homepage
- Make a Property Tax Payment