Clayton County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
111 High Street
Clayton County Courthouse
Elkader, Iowa 52043
Where is the Clayton County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Clayton County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Clayton 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 Clayton 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 Clayton 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 Clayton County Assessor's Office at (563) 245 2533 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 Clayton County Facts:
The median home value in Clayton County is between $92,046.00 and $100,954.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Clayton County?
You can try contacting the Clayton 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 Clayton County is located in the County Courthouse in Elkader, which is located at PO BOX 416. You can direct your general inquiries to Clayton County with the contact info listed below.
Clayton County Phone Number
Clayton County Fax Number
Clayton County County Courthouse Address
PO BOX 416
Elkader, IA 52043-0416
Useful Clayton County Links:
- Clayton County Government Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Property Tax Search Tool & Mapping
- Clayton County Assessors' Office Homepage