Clay County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
300 W 4th Street
Clay County Administration Building
Spencer, Iowa 51301
Where is the Clay County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Clay County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Clay 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 Clay 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 Clay 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 Clay County Assessor's Office at (712) 262 1986 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 Clay County Facts:
The median home value in Clay County is between $94,106.00 and $102,894.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Clay County?
You can try contacting the Clay 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 Clay County is located in the County Courthouse in Spencer, which is where the Clay County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Clay County with the contact info listed below.
Clay County Phone Number
Clay County Fax Number
Clay County County Courthouse Address
215 West 4th Street
Spencer, IA 51301-3860
Useful Clay County Links:
- Clay County Government Homepage
- Appraisal Search
- Clay County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Commercial Sale Search
- Residential Sale Search
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Agricultural Land Sale Search
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- GIS Parcel Search Search