Property Taxes

tax breakdown - 48 cents to schools, 36 cents to the City, 12 cents to Dallas County, 4 cents to other agenciesThe Iowa property tax is primarily a tax on "real property", which is mostly land, buildings, structures and other improvements that are constructed on or in the land, attached to the land or placed upon a foundation. The City of Waukee finances approximately 60 percent of its general fund operations through property taxes. The City’s portion of the reflects approximately 36 percent of the total property tax bill. The piggy bank graphic shows how property taxes in Waukee are divided by taxing body.


Levy Rates in Dollars Per $1,000 of Taxable Valuation (Rounded)

Schools$17.86
City$13.30
County$4.23
Other Agencies$0.87
Community College$0.69
State of Iowa$0.003
Total$36.95

What does it "cost" to live in Waukee and receive City services?

For a Waukee resident owning a home with an assessed value of $300,000, it costs around $6 per day for City services. To see how much your monthly or daily "cost" is, try out the Waukee Property Tax Calculator. Just plug in your assessed property value, and the tool breaks it all down!

general fund tax revenue - Public Safety 55.9 percent, Parks & Rec/Library 18.7 percent, General Government 13.6 percent, Public Works 5.9 percent, Development Services 5.6 percent, Other 0.3 percent