The Auditor’s Office will mail property taxpayer notification statements to Johnson County property owners containing state-specified information about proposed local government budgets and property tax rates on or by March 20, 2024. This is following the recent legislative change outlined in Iowa Code 24.2A.

These mailings are not property tax bills but rather informative documents containing proposed city, school district, and county budgets. They do not include proposed budgets for smaller taxing entities, such as the community college, assessor’s office, townships, and agricultural extension service. The information is for taxes payable in September 2024 and March 2025.

The purpose of the statement is to provide taxpayers with information about the proposed city, school district, and county budgets in time for the taxpayers to address the proposals at public hearings held before the budgets are approved. The date, time and location of the hearings are included in the statements. The budgets may be lowered after the public hearings but not raised.

Included in the document is the impact of the proposed city, school and county property tax rates on both residential and commercial properties valued at $100,000 and above. Taxpayers should be aware that the actual impact of these tax rates on their properties could vary significantly from the examples provided, which do not factor in potential changes in assessed property values. If the property value was recently reassessed to a higher amount, the example on the statement will not accurately reflect the effect of the valuation increase on the property taxes.

Taxpayers owning more than one property may receive multiple letters if those properties are in different tax districts.

For more information, contact the Auditor’s Office at 319-356-6004.