County Budget

By: KCTN News
Mar 1st, 2019

            A budget hearing for Clayton County has been set for March 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Clayton County Office Building in Elkader.  The budget has total expenditures of $19,990,656 with an urban residential tax levy of $6.15 per $1,000 of assessed value and a rural residential rate of $9.07.  With the legislative mandated rollback of 56.91 percent, an urban owner of a $100,000 home will pay $350 in the county’s portion of property taxes and a rural resident will pay $516.

            The current fiscal year budget contains $18,931,763 in expenditures with an urban tax rate of $5.81 and a rural rate of $9.18 a 55.62 percent rollback.  The same $100,000 home owner paid $323 in county property taxes this year, while the rural owner paid $510.