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Protesting to the Board of Review

Protesting to the Board of Review

In a reassessment year, a property owner may protest an assessment for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The assessment is not comparable to others with similar properties.
  • The property is assessed at more than its actual value.
  • The property is exempt from taxation.
  • There is an error in the assessment.
  • The assessment is fraudulent.

Board of Review protest dates are April 2 - April 30 annually. Board of Review hearing dates are May 1 - May 31. [ More about the Board of Review ]

To assist the Board of Review, owners should bring four copies to each to their hearing:

  • Any recent appraisal(s).
  • Proof of an inaccurate data.
  • Reasons assessed value inaccurate.
  • Potential comparable properties that recently sold in area.
  • Any other documented proof to back their claim

If you are not satisfied with the decision of the Board of Review you have two appeal options:

  • Before going on to the District Court or State Appeal Board you MUST file a petition to the Board of Review (see above)
  • Appeal to District Court within twenty (20) days after May 31 or from the date that the Board adjourns, whichever is the latest.
  • Appeal to the State Appeal Board within twenty (20) days after May 31 or from the date that the Board adjourns, whichever is the latest. Visit the State Appeal Board at: http://paab.iowa.gov.

How to file a petition for the Board of Review:

  • Download the attached form.
  • Complete, sign, and mail to:
    • Scott County Assessor
      Administrative Center
      600 W. 4th St.
      Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030