Des Moines County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
513 North Main Street
Des Moines County Courthouse, Second Floor
Burlington, Iowa 52601
Where is the Des Moines County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Des Moines County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines County Assessor's Office at (319) 753 8224 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 Des Moines County Facts:
The median home value in Des Moines County is between $87,683.00 and $93,117.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Des Moines County?
You can try contacting the Des Moines 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 Des Moines County is located in the County Courthouse in Burlington, which is where the Des Moines County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Des Moines County with the contact info listed below.
Des Moines County Phone Number
Des Moines County County Courthouse Address
513 N Main St
Burlington, IA 52601-5221
Useful Des Moines County Links:
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Des Moines County Government Homepage
- Des Moines County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Des Moines County GIS Maps