Madison County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
112 John Wayne Drive
Madison County Courthouse
Winterset, Iowa 50273
Where is the Madison County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Madison County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County Assessor's Office at (515) 462 4303 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 Madison County Facts:
The median home value in Madison County is between $139,088.00 and $151,712.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Madison County?
You can try contacting the Madison 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 Madison County is located in the County Courthouse in Winterset, which is located at PO BOX 152. You can direct your general inquiries to Madison County with the contact info listed below.
Madison County Phone Number
Madison County County Courthouse Address
PO BOX 152
Winterset, IA 50273-0152