Story County Treasurer, Renee M. Twedt, would like to remind Story County property owners that the second half of the fiscal year 2017–2018 property taxes are due on or before Sept. 30. Penalty of 1 ½ percent attaches Oct. 1.
Property tax statements were mailed out in August. By law, all property owners are mailed a tax statement – even if they pay taxes through an escrow account. Property owners who pay taxes through escrow accounts or other third party arrangements can consider the tax statement FYI. Anyone with doubts about their property tax obligation should check with their bank or mortgage company, or call this office at 515-382-7330.
Mailed payments must be postmarked on or before Sept. 30. Remember — dropping it in the mailbox does not guarantee a postmark. It is very important that the payment coupon from the property tax statement accompany all payments.
Paying on line only costs $.40 cents when you pay by E-check!! The cost is less than a postage stamp!!
We are pleased to offer payments by Discover Card, MasterCard and Visa or debit card in our office as well as on line at www.iowatreasurers.org. Additional fees will apply — but you know the fee before agreeing to the payment. Other websites with useful information for Story County property owners include www.storyassessor.org and www.storycountyiowa.gov.
For your convenience, we have added a drop-off box attached to the wall right as you come into our office. There also is the outdoor drop box outside the Administration Building at 900 Sixth St., Nevada. However, payments placed in this after Sept. 30 will require penalty.
Anyone with questions can call the Treasurer’s Office at 515-382-7330, or visit our websites at www.storycountyiowa.gov and www.iowatreasurers.org.