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City Resources

This page provides information and resources for cities for submitting and amending their budgets, and providing other financial reports as required.

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City Consolidated Tax Rate Comparison

Consolidated Tax Rate Comparison between Cities

This sheet allows users to see consolidated rates for every city in Iowa for the current fiscal year, and also allows the user to compare two cities on the basis of total consolidated rate.  For cities with multiple consolidated rates, the highest consolidated rate is used.

City Consolidated Tax Rates

City Consolidated Tax Rates, FY 2024

This document allows users to view and sort a ranked list of consolidated rates for every city in Iowa for fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. For cities with multiple consolidated rates, the highest consolidated rate is used.

City Property Tax Rates

City Property Tax Rates, FY 2024

This document contains property tax rates by city for fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. The rate is shown in total and by underlying rates that comprise the total rate.

City Budget Training

1) Budget Process Overview, Mailing Requirement and Navigation

This video discuss the city budget submission process in the State of Iowa and goes over n

2) Consolidated General Fund Levy Calculation Process

Contained in this video is an overview of the process used to calculate the Consolidated General Fund Levy (CGFL).  

3) Property Tax

Explanation of how to set and request property taxes in Iowa, using the Property Tax page of the city budget forms.

4) Long Term Debt Page

Explanation of debt service taxing for cities in the State of Iowa.

5) Proposed Property Tax Hearing & Mailing

This video walks through the new proposed property tax hearing, notice and mailing requirements set forth under Code of Iowa 24.2A.  The proposed property tax hearing process utilizes the Proposed Tax Notice page of the city budget forms.

6) Budget Year Revenues

Explanation of how to fill in the Revenues Detail page of the city budget.

7) Budget Year Expenditure

Explanation of how cities should fill out the two expenditures pages of the city budget.

8) Errors/Review, Budget Adoption Hearing Notice, and Submission

Explanation of budget error checking, proposing the budget in the system / creating a hearing notice, and submission of the completed budget.

9) City Budget Amendments

A walkthrough tutorial on completing city budget amendment in the State of Iowa online budget system

Frequently Asked Questions

When must notices for public hearings be provided?

Notices must be provided to the public at least ten (10) and no more than twenty (20) days prior to the date of the hearing with date, time and location of the hearing.

Iowa Code Section 24.9

When are city budgets due?

City budgets must be filed by April 30 for the upcoming fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30.

Iowa Code Section 24.17

When must a written protest on a city budget be submitted?

Protests to city budgets for the upcoming fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30 must be provided no later than May 10.

Iowa Code Section 24.27

When should amendments to a current fiscal year budget be completed?

Budget amendments for the current fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30 should be completed by May 31. Budgets may be amended after this deadline, but if the amendment is protested and properly appealed it is void.

Iowa Code Section 24.9

When must a written protest on a budget amendment be submitted?

A proposed amendment of a local budget is subject to protest for ten days from the decision or order of the board of supervisors, city council, school board or other public body or corporation with the power to levy a tax.

Iowa Code Section 24.9

When does the state certify taxes?

The department certifies taxes for the upcoming fiscal year which runs from July 1 to June 30 back to the county auditor by June 15.

Iowa Code Section 24.17

When are city annual financial reports due?

City annual financial reports (AFR) are due December 1 for the prior fiscal year ending June 30.

When is the annual urban renewal report due?

The Annual Urban Renewal Report (AURR) for the fiscal year ending June 30 is due to the department and Iowa Legislative Services Agency by the following December 1. The AURR is a report of all urban renewal activities, balances, revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year.

Staff Contact Info

Ted Nellesen
Phone Number: 515-281-3705