Credits and Exemptions

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Homestead Credit

Online
Complete your homestead application using our Online Property Search. Follow and complete the application using the homestead tax credit link at the bottom of the page.  If the property was recently purchased you may not apply until the property appears with your name, not the previous owners. 

Mail or Walk In
Complete a homestead application and then save the document. Submit the application by:

  • 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

Online
Complete your BPTC using our Online Property Search. Follow and complete the application using the Business Property Tax Credit  link at the bottom of the page.  If the property was recently purchased you may not apply until the property appears with your name, not the previous owners.
Property owners may file for this credit 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 three or more separate dwelling units.  

Mail or Walk In
Complete a BPTC and then save the document.  A computer is available in office for public use. Submit the application by:
Fax: 515-993-5822

  • Mail or Walk In:  Find our address on our contact us page.  

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