DATE: Monday, May 13, 2019
TO: All Scott County, Iowa Property Owners
RE: Board of Review – Extended Session – Federal Disaster Area
Due to the recent record-setting flooding, on Saturday, May 10, 2019, the federal government declared Scott County, Iowa a federal disaster area. Per Iowa Code 441.37, this federal declaration automatically extended the 2019 Board of Review Session and assessment protest filing timeframe. Scott County property owners that feel their January 1, 2019 assessment was incorrect, but had missed the assessment protest filing timeframe from April 2nd to April 30th due to effects of this disaster, can now, to and including June 5th, protest their property’s assessment.
Unfortunately, please know that the law does not authorize the Board of Review to make adjustments to property assessments affected by flooding which happened throughout April and May. The Board is only concerned with the assessment and current condition and quality of the property as it was on January 1, 2019, which is well before the flooding occurred or had any effects on any properties in Scott County.
To protest an assessment, property owners can file by mail, email, or in person at the County Assessor’s Office. Property owners can also file online by looking up the property on the County Assessor’s website and scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking “Scott County Assessment Appeals Process”.
If concerned with flooding effects on your property and the effects it has on the assessed value, property owners should contact the Scott County Assessor’s Office immediately by phone or email. The Assessor will answer any and all questions and also flag your property for inspection in late 2019 and check on its condition for upcoming assessment date January 1, 2020.
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