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65+ Homestead Exemption
Taxpayers who signed up for the 65+ Homestead Exemption before July 1, 2023 will see the exemption on their tax statements this September, 2024, with an exemption amount of $3,250 of taxable value. This amount will automatically increase to $6,500 of taxable value on the September 2025 tax statement.

Taxpayers who signed up for the 65+ Homestead Exemption after July 1, 2023 will see the exemption on their tax statements next September, 2025, with an exemption amount of $6,500 of taxable value.

If you are unsure whether you have signed up for this exemption, please call our office, we are happy to help!


Disaster Proclamation
Pottawattamie County has received a disaster proclamation due to the storms on Friday, April 26. Due to this proclamation, our Informal Review and Board of Review deadlines for 2024 have been extended. This extended session will still only apply to property values as of January 1, 2024. Any damage from this storm will be looked at for the 2025 assessment year. If you have storm damage, please complete the form below to report your damage to our office so that we may review for 2025.
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Upcoming Important Dates

APRIL 2 - JUNE 5
Due to a disaster proclamation, protest of assessment period for filing with Board of Review

MAY 1-ADJOURNMENT
Board of Review meets each year

JULY 1
Homestead Credit and Exemption, Disabled Veteran Homestead Credit, and Military Service Exemption Sign-Up Deadline

NOVEMBER 1
Family Farm Tax Credit Sign-Up Deadline

FEBRUARY 1
Exempt Property (Religious, Literary, Charitable), Forest Reserve/Fruit Tree Exemption, and Native Prairie/Wetlands Exemption Sign-Up Deadline

APRIL 1
2025 Assessment Notice to be delivered to taxpayer if assessed value has been changed

APRIL 2 - 25
Taxpayer may inquire about their assessment and may also request an informal review of the assessment by the assessor under one or more of the grounds for protest

Pottawattamie County
Assessor
Penny Ravlin

Chief Deputy Assessor
Joe Casson

Deputy Assessor
Kevin Kreimeyer

227 S. 6th St, Room 257
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Council Bluffs, IA 51502

Phone: (712) 328-5617
assessor@pottco.org

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm