Truth in Taxation





Limit Type

Full Disclosure/Truth in Taxation Requirement

Limit Name

Truth in Taxation

Limit Description

Prior to filing its proposed budget, each county board and each municipal council must adopt a resolution establishing the total maximum property tax dollars that may be certified for levy for general county services and for rural county services. The board or council schedules a public hearing on the resolution and publishes notice of the hearing date between 10 and 20 days before the hearing. The notice also states the current and proposed property taxes certified for levy and the effective tax rate.

Record ID



At all times, regardless of increase in the levy, the board or council must provide public notice and public hearings concerning the proposed budget.


Iowa Code §331.433A (in effect 2006)

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