Buchanan County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
210 5th Avenue NE
Buchanan County Courthouse
Independence, Iowa 50644
Where is the Buchanan County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Buchanan County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Buchanan 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 Buchanan 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 Buchanan 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 Buchanan County Assessor's Office at (319) 334 2706 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 Buchanan County Facts:
The median home value in Buchanan County is between $109,498.00 and $117,302.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Buchanan County?
You can try contacting the Buchanan 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 Buchanan County is located in the in Independence, which is located at PO Box 317. You can direct your general inquiries to Buchanan County with the contact info listed below.
Buchanan County Phone Number
Buchanan County Address
PO Box 317
Independence, IA 50644-0317
Useful Buchanan County Links:
- Agricultural Land Sale Search
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Residential Sale Search
- Buchanan County Government Homepage
- Commercial Sale Search
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Buchanan County Assessors' Office Homepage