Kris Rowley, Dickinson County Treasurer

Kris Rowley

1802 Hill Ave Ste. 1101
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Fax - 712-336-6275

Driver's License - Make your appointment at 712-336-6333

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Treasurer - Real Estate

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The new taxes payable September 2023/March 2024 were certified to the county treasurer on July 19, 2023 by the county auditor.  

The Dickinson County Property Tax statements for the tax payments due September 2023/March 2024 were mailed out on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

Property Tax Due Dates: 

Payments can be made online, by mail or in the office.

The first half of property taxes is due September 1, 2023 and becomes delinquent on October 3, 2023. The second half of property taxes is due March 1, 2024. Delinquent interest will be added on March 31, 2024.

Sign up for the Disabled, Elderly and 70-or-over property tax credits for the September 2023/March 2024 property tax year using this form. Return the form to the Dickinson County Treasurer’s Office by March 31, 2024opens PDF file

Sign up for the Mobile Home Tax Credit Claim - Return this form to the Dickinson County Treasurer's Office by March 31, 2024

2023 Iowa Mobile Home Tax Credit Claimopens PDF file

2023 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claimopens PDF file


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2023 TAX SALE – JUNE 19, 2023

The Dickinson County Tax Sale was held on Monday, June 19, 2023 at 9:00 AM in the Community Room of the Dickinson County Courthouse.

2023 Tax Sale Delinquent Tax Publication List will be available early June here on the Dickinson County website as well as on the Iowa Tax and Tags website at  It will be published in the Dickinson County News on Thursday, June 1, 2023.  A more detailed list can be purchased through the County Treasurer’s office for $100.00 and emailed to purchaser.

2023 W-9 IRS Formopens PDF file

2023 Dickinson County Iowa Tax Sale Rulesopens PDF file

2023 Dickinson County Proof of Eligibility Statementopens PDF file

2023 Dickinson County Authorization for Person to Represent Registered Buyeropens PDF file

2023 Dickinson County Certificate of Existence Letteropens PDF file

2023 Statement of No Trade Name or Certificate of Existenceopens PDF file

Dickinson County Delinquent Tax Listopens PDF file


2023 Dickinson County Tax Sale Registration is now closed.  The maximum cap was reached on May 24, 2023.

Pre-Registration will begin Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the following online link:  Documents can be downloaded and uploaded to prepare for actual registration date of May 24, 2023.  The tax sale is capped at 140 buyers. Registration - - opens at 9:00 am, Wednesday, May 24, 2023 through 4:30 pm Thursday, May 25, 2023, OR when a total of 140 Buyers have registered.  An Investor Group can have no more than 20 Registered Buyers, each with a unique tax ID number. Prepare your forms in advance of registration.


Discover, Visa, American Express and MasterCard are accepted at the Treasurer's Office for making payments for property taxes, motor vehicle tag renewals, passport photos, trails donations, and tax sale redemptions.  A service delivery charge will be applied to the transaction.