Tax Abatement Program

The City of Columbus Junction has a property tax abatement program to encourage new construction and improvements to existing properties.  The tax abatement is available to residential and commercial property owners within the Columbus Junction city limits to reduce their property taxes.  The application must be submitted to the City Clerk and approved by the City Council and the County Assessor.

Eligible Projects

  • New construction of residential or commercial structures
  • Rehabilitation and additions to existing residential or commercial structures

Actual value must increase at least 15% due to the improvements

The exemption period is 5 years and is scaled as listed below.

  • First year 75%
  • Second year 60%
  • Third year 45%
  • Fourth Year 30%
  • Fifth year 15%

Applications are taken on an ongoing basis, they are filed with the City Clerk at City Hall.

Click here for your Tax Abatement Form or contact the city by emailing or (319)728-7971 to have one sent to you.