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This page is the preface to information and services offered by Webster County Iowa. You may enter any of the department pages listed to find the information you are seeking. Or, go to the Main Index to help you find where the information is located. Below are links to Webster County attractions, State and Local Resources, and some of our favorite “spots”.

County Offices Close at Noon for Good Friday
County Offices Closed
Monday May 28th
for Memorial Day
On-Line Tax Sale - June 18, 2018

2018 Tax Sale Information - The 2018 Webster County Tax Sale will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18th, 2018.  The Sale will be held at the Webster County Courthouse and bidders shall place their bids online.  Bidders need not be present at the courthouse.  Please click on the following link for additional information:

2018 Notice to Tax Sale Purchasers

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Property Appraisals

The Webster County Assessor’s Office is announcing that door-to-door inspections of all urban residential properties in Webster County will begin approximately June 1st.

A reappraisal project was approved by the Conference Board in February, 2016.

The purpose of the reappraisal program is to equalize property assessments so that each taxpayer is responsible for paying only his/her fair share of the property tax burden.  Periodic inspections and reappraisal of properties is necessary as all types of properties do not increase or decrease in value at the same rate. Some properties physically deteriorate faster than others, and in many instances similar homes located in different areas of the county will differ greatly in value due to economic factors.

Data collectors with photo ID signed by the assessor will make interior and exterior inspections of all urban residential properties.  They will be compiling information to be used to estimate the fair market value of each property.  Information to be collected includes type of construction, type of interior finish, physical condition of the property, age of structures and exterior measurements.  A complete sales analysis, local construction costs, and economic conditions are also considered.  No estimate of value will be given at the time of inspection.

Property owners are asked to cooperate by allowing a complete inspection of their property and providing accurate information so that a fair and equitable assessment may be determined for each property.

The preliminary data collection process will begin in June, 2018.  The project is scheduled for completion December 31, 2019.

Notice of final value estimates will be mailed to each property owner after January 1, 2020.  The property owners will have an opportunity to meet informally to discuss their revaluation in the spring of 2020.

The new assessed values will be effective for January 1, 2020 for taxes payable in fiscal 2021-2022.

Representatives of Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. in conjunction with the Webster County Assessor’s Office will be conducting this project.
All law enforcement agencies as well as the Webster County Assessor’s Office will be apprised of the areas where data collectors are working.  They will also have a listing of all names and license plate numbers of anyone involved in the project.

If any property owner has questions regarding the reappraisal project, they are urged to contact the Webster County Assessor’s Office at 515-576-4721 or email:  assessor@webstercountyia.org


Most Visited Links

Webster County
Property Data

Webster County Property Data-Beacon

Click this link to view all online
Webster County Property Data


Property Taxes

Pay Property Taxes Online

Pay your property taxes online at Iowa State Treasurers Association

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Tag Renewal

Renew your vehicle registration online at Get Your Tags Online

Search for
Recorded Documents

Iowa Land Records

View Recorded Documents online at Iowa Land Records Search



Driveway and Dust Control
Permit Procedures & Applications

Country Living

Guide to Country Living in Webster County

Interested in living a country life? Check out our Guide to Country Living to learn more about life in Webster County

County Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of meetings and events for Webster County.


Press Release

Press Releases

Press Releases from County Officials



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Webster County Attractions
Brushy Creek Lake

Brushy Creek
State Recreation Area-DNR

Dolliver Park

Dolliver Memorial State Park-DNR

Kennedy Park

J.F. Kennedy Park

Fort Museum

Fort Museum

Blanden Art Museum

Blanden Art Museum

Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau

Development Corporation of Fort Dodge and Webster County

Greater Fort Dodge
Growth Alliance

Webster County Museum in Otho

Webster County Museum

The Messenger Newspaper

The Messenger
Daily Newpaper

Fort Dodge Public Library

Fort Dodge Public Library

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State and National Resources
State of Iowa

State of Iowa

Iowa Legislature

Iowa Legislature

Iowa Dept of Tourism

Iowa Dept of Tourism

Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Iowa Homeland Security-Emergency Management

Iowa Homeland Security
Emergency Management

Iowa County Engineers Association

Iowa County Engineer's Association

Iowa State Association of Counties

Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)

National Association of Counties

National Association of Counties

USDA Rural Development Information

USDA Rural Development Information


Home Base Iowa is a statewide program designed to assist veterans transitioning back into civilian life




Smart911 is a free service used by public safety agencies across the country to enhance communication and response for their community.  It can be used by 9-1-1 agencies to quickly send first responders to the location of an emergency with more information, by emergency management to better plan for and respond to disasters, and by municipalities to send emergency notifications to their citizens. Sign up here


Webster Alert Notification Sign Up

The Webster Alert System provides officials with the ability to provide pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas. Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for Webster Alert System to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications when alerts are issued. Sign up here

Webster County Smoking Policy
County Policy for No Smoking on County Property

Webster County participates in the SmokeFree Air Act.
There is no smoking on County property.


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