Hancock County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
855 State Street
Garner, Iowa 50438
Where is the Hancock County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Hancock County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock County Assessor's Office at (641) 923 2269 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 Hancock County Facts:
The median home value in Hancock County is between $75,227.00 and $87,173.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Hancock County?
You can try contacting the Hancock 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 Hancock County is located in the County Courthouse in Garner, which is where the Hancock County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Hancock County with the contact info listed below.
Hancock County Phone Number
Hancock County Fax Number
Hancock County County Courthouse Address
855 State Street
Garner, IA 50438-1637
Useful Hancock County Links:
- Hancock County Government Homepage
- Hancock County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Residential Sale Search
- Commercial Sale Search
- Property Tax Search Tool