Emmet County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
609-1st Avenue North
Estherville, Iowa 51334
Where is the Emmet County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Emmet County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Emmet 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 Emmet 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 Emmet 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 Emmet County Assessor's Office at (712) 362 2609 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 Emmet County Facts:
The median home value in Emmet County is between $75,232.00 and $81,968.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Emmet County?
You can try contacting the Emmet 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 Emmet County is located in the County Courthouse in Estherville, which is where the Emmet County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Emmet County with the contact info listed below.
Emmet County Phone Number
Emmet County County Courthouse Address
609 1St Ave N
Estherville, IA 51334-2245
Useful Emmet County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool & Mapping
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Emmet County Government Homepage
- Emmet County Assessors' Office Homepage