Q. Where are you located?
A. Lyon County Courthouse, 206 S. Second Avenue, Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246
Q. What hours are you open?
A. All offices open at 8:00 a.m.. The Tax Office closes to the public at 4:30 p.m. While the Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License close at 4:00 p.m..
Q. How can I contact the Treasurer's Office?
A. Our telephone numbers are:
Tax - 712-472-8500
Motor Vehicle - 712-472-8509
Driver’s License - 712-472-8529
You may also contact the by e-mail at email@example.com
Q. When do I receive a tax statement?
A. Tax statements are usually mailed out the end of July or first part of August. They are mailed to the titleholder of record or contract purchaser.
Q. When are tax payments due?
A. Your tax statement will have two stubs at the top to make payment. You may pay the full year in the fall or choose to make two payments by the due dates. FIRST HALF TAXES are due September 1st and become delinquent October 1st. SECOND HALF TAXES ARE DUE March 1st and become delinquent April 1st. The interest rate on delinquent taxes is 1 ½% per month rounded to the nearest whole dollar. There is a minimum of $1.00.
Q. I thought my mortgage company paid my taxes?
A. The tax statements are required to be sent to the owner of the property.
Q. Can I make a partial payment on my taxes?
A. Yes, partial payments are accepted for current and delinquent taxes. If paying delinquent taxes, the amount of the partial payment must be equal to or greater than the late interest and cost due. Partial payments are not accepted for special assessments. Tax sale redemptions and subsequent tax payments are not accepted on line. Please contact the office to make these payments.
Q. What happens if my taxes are not paid by the due date?
A. On the first of each month, late interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (rounded to the nearest whole dollar with a minimum of $1.00) will be added to the unpaid balance of your property taxes.
Q. What are my payment options?
A. You may pay on line at www.iowatreasurers.org using Master Card, Visa, Discover Card or e-Check. You may also pay by mail, using the East side dropbox, or in the office with cash, check, money order or Discover Card.