June is National Homeownership Month

Published 6/14/2024 9:44:11 AM

Eligible homeowners reminded of Polk County tax relief programs

June is National Homeownership Month and recognizes the benefits of owning a home and the importance of making homeownership more attainable. The annual observance focuses on programs that help make homeownership a reality.

The state of Iowa and Polk County offer property tax programs to homeowners who meet the established requirements.

A partial list of programs includes:

Senior and Disabled Property Tax Credit 

The Senior and Disabled Property Tax Credit program provides property tax relief to elderly homeowners and homeowners with disabilities. Eligible persons must be 65 or older or totally disabled, and meet annual household low-income requirements.

Programs are offered for eligible persons who are:

  • Totally disabled aged 18+
  • 65-69 years old
  • 70 years and older

Learn more here.


Mobile/Manufactured Home Reduced Tax Rate 

A property tax credit claim may be filed for a mobile, manufactured or modular home for eligible homeowners.

Learn more here.


Military Exemptions, Homestead Credits and Tax Abatements 

Military exemptions, homestead credits and tax abatements are administered by the Polk County Assessor's Office. 

Contact the Polk County Assessor for assistance.


Property Tax Suspension Program

The Polk County Property Tax Suspension Program is administered by Polk County Adult Services and provides financial relief to qualifying individuals by suspending or redeeming their property taxes on residential properties so they can remain in their homes.

Learn more here.

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