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Property Taxes


Please click on the "Pay Online" button on this page to see if you have property taxes due.

*** Property tax statements were mailed on August 16, 2023.  Amounts due and copies of your tax statements can be found at ***

** No appointment necessary to inquire or pay property taxes **
Pay property taxes online here: Pay Online


The following topics are covered in this section:


Paying Taxes

You may pay taxes through our payment website by name, address, or the 10-digit parcel number listed on tax statements.  You can find more information about each parcel on the Beacon Schneider website.

Pay your property taxes online with an e-Check for only .25 cents (less than a stamp!) or you can pay with a debit or credit card for 2.25% of the total amount due.

Pay Online

See other ways to pay below

*** If your property is paid by escrow, the statement you received is for your information only.  It is not necessary to notify the office that your property is paid by escrow. ***

Payment Methods

  • In Office - We accept cash, check or debit/credit card for an additional fee ($2.00 for debit/2.25% for credit)
  • 24/7 Dropbox - Located at the south entrance of the courthouse
  • Mail -MUST be postmarked by the end of the month due to avoid 1.5% penalty.  We recommend you pay EARLY.  Mailing the last day of the month does not guarantee a timely postmark.  
  • Phone - Credit card payment only for an additional fee of 2.25%
  • Online by clicking on the following link:

Pay Online

Pay your property taxes online with an eCheck for only .25 cents (which is less than a postage stamp!) or you can pay with a debit or credit card for 2.25% of the total amount due.

Accepted Credit Cards: MasterCard / Visa / Discover

*** Checks should be made out to Marion County Treasurer.  All returned checks or online payments are assessed an additional charge of $25.00.  Checks must have an American Bank Association (ABA) routing number.  Foreign checks will not be accepted. ***


Due Dates

  • Property taxes may be paid in full in September each year or split into two installments:
    • The first half is due September 1 and becomes delinquent October 1;
    • The second half is due March 1 of the following year and becomes delinquent April 1;

Delinquent interest accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month, rounded to the nearest dollar with a minimum penalty due of one dollar.


Partial & Scheduled Payments

Marion County allows partial payments of property taxes of current property taxes.  If, at any time, you want to pay towards your property taxes, we will accept any amount of partial payment. 

You can make partial payments directly to our office.  Or, if you prefer, you are able to schedule automatic payments from your bank account either by e-check or card.  The scheduled payments will be handled through by creating an account and setting up the schedule.  To do this, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Add the property or properties you want to pay on the automatic schedule,

2) Set up payment account or enter your banking information, 

3) Set up schedule.  You can set up the schedule to pay monthly, weekly, bi-weekly or on a set date. 

Here, you can also click "auto amount" or choose to pay a set amount each month. 

By selecting the auto amount, the system automatically calcluates the number of payments you've selected and the amount needed by the due date (September 30 and/or March 30) and then will automatically pull that amount. 

If you choose to pay a set dollar amount each month, you need to be aware that the amount chosen may not cover the full amount of property taxes by the due date.  If this happens, you could incur late fees and/or additional interest. 


Property Tax Credits

  • Elderly and Disabled Tax Credit:







*** IMPORTANT: Claimants of the elderly and disabled credit MUST file a claim EACH year in order to receive the (maximum) benefit of the tax credit. ***

  • The Iowa legislature allows a property tax credit based on total household income for residents of Iowa, aged 65 and older, or age 18 and older and totally disabled. 
  • Total household income for 2022 must be less than $25,328.
  • The income requirements change annually. Claimants can receive a maximum credit of $1000.
  • To file for this credit, complete and return this form to the office: 2023 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim form  It must be returned to the office before June 1st.

NEW IN 2022: Those age 70 or older may still qualify for a property tax credit.  The income guidelines are slightly higher than the 65+ credit, but it does work differenlty than the traditional credit.  The 70+ tax credit acts as a "freeze" once the base is established and other credits are taken into consideration.  The first year a household qualifies will act as the base amount for the property tax freeze.  Below are the income guidelines for this category: 

  • 2022 Household Income Guidelines
    for Persons Age 70 and Over

    If number of persons in family/household is:

    and total household income is less than:

















    For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $11,800 for each additional person.


  • Mobile /Manufactured Home Reduced Tax Rate:
    • The Iowa legislature allows a property tax credit based on total household income for residents of Iowa, aged 23 and older, or age 18 and older and totally disabled. Iowa Resident as of December 31, 2022.
    • Total 2022 household income was less than $25,328.
    • Rented the property during any part of 2022.


  • Military Exemptions, Homestead Credits, and Tax Abatements:
    • Military exemptions, homestead credits, and tax abatements are administered by the Marion County Assessor's Office. Contact the Assessor's page or office for further assistance. 


House File 718 was signed into law on May 4, 2023 which establishes a homestead tax exemption for claimants 65 years of age or older.  Eligible claimants who own the home they live in and are 65 years of age or older are eligible.  The deadline to apply is July 1, 2023 and will take effect on the property taxes due in September 2024.  For the assessment year beginning on January 1, 2023, the exemption is for $3,250 of taxable value. For assessment years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, the exemption is for $6,500 of taxable value.  Note: an exemption is a reduction in the taxable value of the property rather than a direct reduction in the amount of property tax you pay.  The application can be found here: or by visiting or calling the Marion County Assessor’s Office. If the exemption is granted, the exemption will be allowed for future years without future filing as long as the claimant continues to qualify.                 💥𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓: You MUST complete an application to receive this exemption....even if you already have an application for the homestead credit on file.


Estimation of New Taxes

Do you have new construction in Marion County and would like an idea of what your property taxes will be?  Beacon offers a new Property Tax Estimator on their website that can help determine taxes due on a new build or valuation fluctuations on current property in any tax district in Marion County.  This is a great resource for realtors, closing companies, and mortgage partners. 

* Important Note:  The estimate given is based on current levies/and rollbacks.  The actual amount due on future tax statements will be calculated based on the certified levies/rollbacks in place at that time.

You can find the property tax estimator found here:


Copies of Tax Statements

We mail out paper statements once a year, usually in mid-August (think Iowa State Fair time), to the property owner only.  Should you or your mortgage company need a copy at any time, you may obtain copies of the current year and previous year Marion County real estate tax statements online through the assessors page:   Once here, search/find your property, scroll down to the 'Tax Statements' section (just below the colorful pie chart) and click the PDF form. 

If you're gathering information for income tax purposes, you will likely need to pull up two years worth of statments to get the March and September payments for the previous year.  Payment verifcation can also be obtained from the Beacon website by scrolling down to the "Tax History" section of the site.

Important NoteProperty tax statements are mailed to the property owner only; NOT to escrow companies.  We do not maintain escrow or property management records.  If your taxes are paid by a third party, they are able to obtain your tax information online as noted above. 


Notice of Delinquent Taxes

The law requires:

  • A notice be sent to property owners who have outstanding taxes as of November 1 and May 1.
  • A notice of the annual tax sale shall be mailed not later than May 1 to the person in whose name the parcel subject to sale is taxed
  • Payments for redemption from tax sales must be paid by guaranteed funds. The rate of interest required by Iowa law to be paid on a redemption is 2% per month.

Delinquent taxes as of May 1 are assessed a publication fee and must be advertised for sale at the annual tax sale in June.

Tax Sale Information


For more information about property taxes, please check out our frequently asked questions section. 

Property Tax FAQ


Office Hours 

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

No appointment is required for property taxes.

* Please note,  the handicapped entrance is through the south entry. 

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