Assessors

County Office Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Public Health Services Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court Hours

M W F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T Th 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buena Vista County, Iowa - Beautiful View

Credits & Exemptions

 

EXEMPTION OR CREDIT

Iowa Code Section

Application

 Form

File By

Requirements

Where to Apply/File Application
Barn & One-Room School House Exemption 427.1(31)

February 1st One Time Assessor's Office

Business Property Tax Credit

426C

March 15th One Time unless ownership changes, or property splits, then re-application is required Assessor's Office

Disabled Veterans Homestead Tax Credit

425.15

 

July 1st

Annual

See attached Fact Sheet for qualifications & requirements

Assessor's Office
Exempt Property - Religious Literary, Charitable, etc. 427.1(8)

February 1st One Time Assessor's Office
Family Farm Tax Credit

425A

Apply in person at

Assessor's Office

November 1st One Time Assessor's Office
Forest Cover, Open Prairie, Recreational Lakes, Rivers & Streams, River & Stream Banks (Slough Bill)

(Not enacted in Buena Vista County)

427.1(22)

February 1st Annual

Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District

1617 Lake Ave

Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

(712) 732-3096

Forest Reserve

Fruit Tree Reservation

427C

February 1st One Time Assessor's Office
Homestead Credit

425

Apply in person at

Assessor's Office

July 1st One Time Assessor's Office
Impoundment Structures 427.1(20)

February 1st Annual

Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District

1617 Lake Ave

Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

(712) 732-3096

Industrial Structures

427B

February 1st One Time Assessor's Office
Military Exemption

426A
35.1

Apply in person at

Assessor's Office

July 1st One Time Assessor's Office
Mobile Home Park Storm Shelter 427.1(30)

February 1st Assessor's Office along with Qualifying Certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Assessor's Office
Native Prairie and Wetlands Exemption

427.1(23)

February 1st Annual Assessor's Office along with Qualifying Certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Pollution Control & Recycling Property 427.1(19)

February 1st One Time Assessor's Office along with Qualifying Certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Habitat Exemption 427.1(24)

February 1st One Time Assessor's Office along with Qualifying Certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources