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Howard County Iowa Property Tax

$1,161.00 54th of 99

Median Property Tax In Howard County, Iowa


Median Home Value In
Howard County, Iowa

1.29% 38th of 99

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Howard County, Iowa

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Howard County is $1,161.00 per year, based on a median home value of $90,300.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.29% of property value.

Howard County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the ninety-nine counties in Iowa, Howard County is ranked 54th by median property taxes, and 38th by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Howard County collects a median of 1.29% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of Iowa. This is partially because the median property value in Howard County is $31,700.00 lower than the Iowa median property value of $122,000.00.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Howard County Tax Assessor.

Howard County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

54th out of 99

By median yearly property tax

38th out of 99

By percentage of median home value

46th out of 99

By percentage of median income

You can see how Howard County (highlighted in green) compares to the ninety-nine other counties in Iowa with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Iowa, see our Iowa county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Iowa counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Howard County is located in Iowa, which is ranked 28th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Howard County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

1224th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

718th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

1165th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Iowa as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Iowa property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of ninety-nine Iowa counties in addition to Howard County. Choose any county from the list below, or see Iowa property tax by county to see property tax information for all Iowa counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our Iowa property tax map.

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Howard County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Howard County are the responsibility of the Howard County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Cresco, Iowa.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Howard County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Howard County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Howard County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Howard County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Howard County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
iowa Property Tax Data
Iowa Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References