201 West Platt St. Maquoketa, IA 52060
Jackson County Assessor Office
Jackson County Assessor Office

Our Mission

The mission of the Jackson County Assessor’s Office is to provide fair and equitable property assessments to all property owners and residents of Jackson County, in accordance with the laws and codes of the State of Iowa.

New Homestead Tax Exemption for Claimants 65 and Older

In addition to the homestead tax credit, eligible claimants who are 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the assessment year are now eligible for a homestead tax exemption. For the assessment year beginning on January 1, 2023, the exemption is for $3,250 of taxable value. For assessment years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, the exemption is for $6,500 of taxable value. Claimants will be able to file a claim for this exemption on the same form as the claim for credit. When a homestead credit claim is approved, the exemption will also be granted if the claimant meets the age criteria for that assessment year. If the claim for the exemption is successful, the exemption will be applied in successive years without needing to file again. Unlike the homestead tax credit, the state will not be reimbursing the exemption to counties.

To apply for this exemption, please contact the Jackson County Assessor’s office at 563-652-4935 or stop in to fill out an application. You can also click the online forms link on the left, then scroll down to Homestead Tax Credit. This will allow you to fill out and print the application to drop off or mail to our office.