I disagree with my assessed value.

Property owners who disagree with the assessor’s estimate of the market value of their property should ask themselves, “Could I sell this property for that amount today?” If the answer is yes, then the value is probably correct. However, every property owner has the right to appeal an assessment.

In 2015, the Iowa legislation introduced the Informal review, an additional protest time period that a property owner or aggrieved taxpayer may request a property review from the assessor. The informal protest dates are: On or after April 2, to and including April 25, of the year of the assessment. The informal protest form must be received by the assessor during those dates.

Following this review, the assessor may enter into a signed written agreement with the property owner authorizing the assessor to correct or modify the assessment according to the agreement of the two parties or the assessor may recommend the property owner file a protest with the local board or review.