Property Tax

Services During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, Linn County has closed most County buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services. The closure will remain in effect until public health conditions improve and allow for modifications. 

County staff continue to work on-site and remotely to provide County services to the public. Residents and businesses may conduct County business online, by phone, by email, by mail, and by drop boxes located outside County buildings. Due to the high volume of phone calls to the Treasurer's Office, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes. 

We appreciate the public's understanding of the need to conduct business in new ways during this global pandemic.

Details are listed below on how to conduct business with the Property Tax division of the Treasurer's Office.

Property Tax Payments

 Property tax payments can be completed in the following ways: 

  • Online at
  • By mailing payment to Linn County Treasurer at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Make check payable to Linn County Treasurer. Spring payments must be postmarked by March 31. Fall payments must be postmarked by Sept. 30.
  • Via drop box in front of the Linn County Public Service Center. Be sure to include your contact information when dropping business items in the drop box.
  • By phone at 319-892-5500. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes.

If paying by mail or drop box, please include the stub portion of the tax statement to ensure proper credit. Residents who would like a receipt must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with their payment.

Property Tax Redemption of Taxes Sold at Tax Sale

Contact the Treasurer’s office by phone at 319-892-5500 or by email for the required fee and documentation. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes.

Division Responsibilities

The Property Tax Division is responsible for collecting taxes for real estate property, mobile homes, utilities, computer equipment, industrial machinery, bushels of grain, monies and credits, buildings on leased land, and city and county special assessments, including delinquent weed cuttings, sewer rental, nuisance abatements, snow removal and alley oiling for all tax levying and tax certifying entities of the county.

The Treasurer is also responsible for conducting the tax sale, processing tax sale redemptions, issuing tax sale deeds, processing tax suspensions, preparing plat and mobile home clearances and administering the Iowa Property Tax Credit Program based on age / income.

Service Delivery Fees

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Accepted
Payment Type In Person Online
Cash No Fee Not Accepted
Check No Fee $0.30 per transaction
Debit Card $3.95 plus $0.30 per transaction $3.95 plus $0.30 per transaction
Credit Card 2.35% plus $0.30 per transaction 2.35% plus $0.30 per transaction
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