Property tax is due next week

The Webster County treasurer’s office is reminding residents that tax statements that were mailed Aug. 13 are due this month.

Tax statements are mailed out once a year in August before the first payment is due in September. If you own property and did not receive a statement, contact the treasurer’s office at 701 Central Ave. or 515-573-2731.

The first half is due Sept. 30. Taxpayers can also pay the full year.

Taxes become delinquent Oct. 1 and April 1. Payments must be postmarked Sept 30 or March 31. If the last day of September or March falls on a Saturday or Sunday payments will be accepted in the office on the first day of the following month without interest.

Delinquent taxes accrue 1.5 percent per month, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, with $1 minimum per parcel.

Failure to receive a tax statement will not relieve the taxpayer of interest accruing if taxes are not paid before the interest date. The treasurer is not responsible for any taxes missed or omitted.

All delinquent taxes are published within three weeks of the tax sale, which is held on the third Monday in June. Any unpaid tax is subject to the tax sale.

You may also make partial or advance payments on taxes, except for tax sale redemptions, special assessments, or drainage.

Payment processing can be made in the office, mailed or online at

There is a drop box in the alley between The Messenger building on Central Avenue and the adjacent Webster County Courthouse.