Credits and Exemptions

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Homestead Credit

Complete a  homestead application online and then save the document. The application can be submitted the following ways:

  • Emailhomestead@dallascountyiowa.gov
  • Fax: 515-993-5822
  • Mail or Walk In:  Dallas County Assessor, 801 Court St, Room 204, Adel, IA, 50003 (a computer is available in office for public use)

To qualify for the homestead credit, the property must be your primary residence that you live in six (6) months and one (1) day out of the year. You can only obtain the homestead credit on one property. If you have served in the military you will need to bring a copy of a DD-214 to our office.

We must receive the application by 4"30 pm July 1 or prior for a 2017 credit - payable fall 2018 and spring 2019.  Any application received after July 1 will be applied to the 2018 assessment year - payable fall 2019 and spring 2020.

Military Exemption

Current or previous active military duty must bring an original or a certified copy of DD-214 discharge papers to be recorded at the Recorders Office. An exemption application may then be filed in the Assessors Office. This form may NOT be completed online.  You MUST come in to our office to apply for your military exemption.

Business Property Tax Credit

Certain property owners may file for this credit (using the link on the left) if their property is commercial or industrial but NOT an apartment, mobile home park, manufactured home community, assisted living facility or a property primarily used for human habitation containing 3 or more separate dwelling units.   This form may NOT be completed online at this time, but must be faxed to 515-993-5822 or mailed to Dallas County Assessor, 801 Court St, Adel, IA, 50003.  Click here to access Business Property Tax Credit Form

Additional Exemptions and Credits

EXEMPTION    

FILE DATE    

REQUIRED    

Barn One Room Schoolhouse Exemption                                           

February 1

One Time Signing

Data Center Business Property Exemption

February 1

One Time Signing

Disabled Veteran's Homestead Tax Credit

Disabled Veteran's Homestead Tax Credit fillable

Forest Fruit Tree Exemption

Geo Thermal Heating and Cooling (10 year exemption)

July 1 

July 1

February 1 

February 1    

 One Time Signing

One Time Signing

One Time Signing

One Time Signing

Historic Rehabilitation Exemption

February 1

One Time Signing

Impoundment Structure Exemption

February 1    

Annual Signing

Industrial Exemption

February 1    

One Time Signing

Manufactured Home Park Storm Shelter Exemption

February 1

One Time Signing

Methane Gas Conversion Exemption

February 1

Annual Signing

Native Prairie Wetlands Exemption

February 1

Annual Signing

Non Profit Charitable Exemption

February 1

One Time Signing

Pollution Control Recycling Exemption

February 1

One Time Signing

Recreational Lakes Forest Cover River Stream Open Prairie Exemption

February 1    

Annual Signing

Speculative Shell Building Exemption

February 1

Annual Signing

Wildlife Habitat Exemption

April 1

Annual Signing

Web Search Portal Exemption February 1 One Time Signing