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Tax Advantages:

The property tax abatement schedules available for residential development shall be as follows:

A) NEW CONSTRUCTION and FILL IN LOTS

  • 4-year Tax Abatement on the first $75,000 Property value as Iowa code allows - Year 1 - 75%, Year 2 - 50%, Year 3 - 25% and Year 4 - 25%
  • Requires a City of Sumner building permit issued after April 1, 2012 for tax assessment purposes

B) "VALUE ADDED" RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS

  • 4-Year Tax Abatement to the first $75,000 Property value as Iowa code allows - Year 1 - 75%, Year 2 - 50%, Year 3 - 25% and Year 4 - 25%
  • Cost of proposed permanent addition must exceed 10% of the assessed valuation of the property minus the land value as determines by the Bremer County Assessor
  • Requires a City of Sumner building permit issued after April 1, 2010 for tax assessment purposes

The property tax abatement schedules available for commercial and industrial development shall be as follows:

A) "VALUE ADDED" COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS

  • 5-Year 80% 60% 40% 20% 20% Property Tax Abatement
  • Cost of proposed permanent addition must exceed 10% of the assessed valuation of the property minus the land value as determined by the Bremer County Assessor
  • This would include upper-level residential spaces in commercial buildings
  • Requires a City of Sumner building permit issued after April 1, 2010 for tax assessment purposes

B) NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

  • 5-Year 80% 60% 40% 20% 20% Property Tax Abatement
  • Requires a City of Sumner building permit issued after April 1, 2010 for tax assessment purposes

Local Information

We'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Sumner - whether you just happened by or this is your travel destination.  Small town Iowa, and Sumner in particular, has a charm all its own from the local morning coffee club at the local convenience store to our well-kept homes.  We offer many of the same amenities of a larger city without the traffic, the business and the noise.
 

We hope you enjoy your time spent in Sumner!