Mahaska County, Iowa Tax Assessors' Office
106 South 1st Street
Mahaska County Courthouse
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Where is the Mahaska County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Mahaska County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Mahaska 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 Mahaska 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 Mahaska 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 Mahaska County Assessor's Office at (641) 673 5805 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 Mahaska County Facts:
The median home value in Mahaska County is between $91,187.00 and $99,213.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Mahaska County?
You can try contacting the Mahaska 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 Mahaska County is located in the County Courthouse in Oskaloosa, which is where the Mahaska County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Mahaska County with the contact info listed below.
Mahaska County Phone Number
Mahaska County County Courthouse Address
106 S 1St St
Oskaloosa, IA 52577-3101