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Notice of Delinquent Taxes
The law requires that a notice be sent to property owners who have outstanding taxes as of November 1. The notification explains that under Iowa law, it is important for property owners to pay taxes and special assessments when they are due in order to avoid the tax sale and also when the next tax installment will be due.

Iowa law also requires that a notice of the annual tax sale shall be mailed no later than May 1 to the person in whose name the parcel subject to sale is taxed. In compliance with this law, a Delinquent Tax Statement and Tax Sale Notice is mailed in April to provide proper notice of the pending tax sale.

Service Fee
A $4 service fee per parcel is added to the amount whether paying the delinquency in April or May as shown on the Delinquent Tax Statement and Tax Sale Notice.

Delinquent taxes as of May 1 will be advertised for sale at the annual tax sale in June. The delinquent tax list is published in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier (an official newspaper in Black Hawk County, Iowa) and on the following documents: