Des Moines, Iowa — State Auditor Rob Sand has released a report of all the property tax levies in Iowa and Sand says it shows the property tax is regressive.
Sand says the lowest overall levies are in northwest and north central Iowa.
Sand has released a series of maps showing the tax rates in the 4100 property tax districts in Iowa.
Sand reviewed property tax rates in 2014, 2017 and 2024. He is not making recommendations for changes in how cities, counties, school districts, and other local government entities collect property taxes. Iowans who own property get a notice in August about payments that are due in September and March.