On April 9, 2013, the Black Hawk County Treasurer’s office mailed 5,733 delinquent tax statements and tax sale notices. The total delinquent real estate principal amount is $5,567,885.75 as compared to $5,893,065.63 at this time in 2012. The total delinquent manufactured home principal amount is $113,497.00 as compared to the 2012 principal amount of $109,441.00.

Iowa law requires that any delinquency as of May 1 be advertised. Taxes paid on or after May 1 will be published in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier, June 4, 2013, although payment may have been made by the date of publication. The delinquent list will also be available at www.co.black-hawk.ia.us.

In order to avoid a tax sale offering, delinquencies must be paid by 4 PM, Friday, June 14. Iowa law requires that the payment of delinquencies beginning with payments made Wednesday, May 15, be made with guaranteed funds. Guaranteed funds mean cash, cashier’s check, money order, travelers’ check or certified check. The annual tax sale is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2013, 8 AM in the Black Hawk County Courthouse, Courtroom #413.

For additional information, contact the Treasurer’s office at  319 833-3013.