Buena Vista County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
215 East 5th Street
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Where is the Buena Vista County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Buena Vista County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista County Assessor's Office at (712) 749 2543 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 Buena Vista County Facts:
The median home value in Buena Vista County is between $85,478.00 and $89,722.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Buena Vista County?
You can try contacting the Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista County is located in the County Courthouse in Storm Lake, which is located at PO Box 253. You can direct your general inquiries to Buena Vista County with the contact info listed below.
Buena Vista County Phone Number
Buena Vista County Fax Number
Buena Vista County County Courthouse Address
PO Box 253
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Useful Buena Vista County Links:
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Commercial Sale Search
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Agricultural & Rural Residential Sales Records
- Buena Vista County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Buena Vista County Government Homepage
- Residential Sale Search