Tax Payments

Due Dates

Each year property taxes are certified in July or August and typically collected in two equal installments:

  1. The first installment is due by September 30th
  2. The second installment is due by March 31st of the following year

Interest Accrual

Interest begins to accrue the first business day after the installment due date.

Weekend Due Date Notice

If the due date falls on a weekend, the deadline will extend to the next business day.

Making Payments

There are several ways to make property tax payments:


  • Only e-checks and credit cards are accepted online (fees apply)*
  • Online Property Tax Payment Service
  •  By mail: 
    • Payment with payment stub can be mailed to:
      Hardin County Treasurer
      P.O. Box 391
      Eldora, IA 50627
    • Make the check payable to: Hardin County Treasurer
  •  In person: 
    • In addition to cash or checks, credit and debit cards are accepted (fees apply to cards)* To pay in person, come to:
      Hardin County Courthouse
      1215 Edgington Avenue
      Eldora, IA 50627
  •  Drop box: 
    • Payment by drop box after hours can be made at the Hardin County Courthouse. The drop box is permanently located at the sidewalk of the east side entrance of the courthouse.
    • When paying by mail or drop box, always use a check.

Choosing Best Form of Payment

Please choose a manner and method of payment that will be convenient for you and will give you the best assurance that your payment will be timely. If you choose to mail your payment, make sure that you have the proper U.S. Postal Service postmark.

Applicable Service Delivery Fees

Payment Type
In Person
Cash No Fee
Not Accepted
Check/Electronic Check
No Fee
$0.25 per transaction
Credit Card
Debit Card
$2 per transaction
Not Accepted