Property Tax Payments
may be paid in 2 installments. The 1st half is due September 1 and
becomes delinquent October 1; the 2nd half is due March 1 and becomes
delinquent April 1. However, if last day of September or March is a
Saturday or Sunday, the amount due becomes delinquent the second
business day of October or April, respectively.
Delinquent interest accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month, rounded to
the nearest dollar with a minimum of $1. Property sold at tax sale
collects 2% per month interest.
Pay by Mail
Payments may be mailed to:
The Black Hawk County Treasurer
316 E 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703.
secured drop box available for payments is located in the parking lot
near the northeast corner of the courthouse, and also at the Crossroads
Mall located near the entrance to the Department of Transportation (DOT)
Drivers License Office. Discover, MasterCard or Visa credit card
payments are accepted for taxes and motor vehicle transactions. There is
a 2.25% plus $1.50 charge per transaction to use the credit card
on-line or in the office. At the Courthouse only debit cards are
accepted; a $2 charge will be assessed to use the debit card.
Partial payments for the current year’s taxes on real estate taxes and
mobile home taxes are also accepted with penalty accruing on the unpaid
balance the following month after the due date.
Online Payments Taxes may also be paid online. Fees for using a credit card is 2.25% plus $1.50 per transaction. The fee for using an e-check online is $.40.
Payments for redemption from tax sale must be paid by guaranteed funds.
The rate of interest required by Iowa law to be paid on a redemption is
2% per month. Redemptions cannot be paid online.