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Step 1: Self Review

Notice: Due to 2019 federal disaster declaration, assessment protest filing timeframe has been updated.  Please refer to this article for more information.

Step 1: Self Review

Things property owners can do on their own if disagreeing with the Assessor's estimate of value.

Sales Comparison

Using Assessor’s website to analyze recent sales of similar properties in market area.

  • View the subject property assessment page.
  • Click “COMPARABLES SEARCH” at top of page.
  • Select criteria that closely matches the subject property’s characteristics.
    • Search note: less criteria equals more results, more criteria equals less results.
  • Try to find 4 to 6 good (very similar characteristics to subject) comps that have sold in past 6 to 12 months.

Equity Comparison

Using Assessor’s website to analyze assessed valued of similar properties in market area.

  • Please note, this approach is very subjective.
  • Values will likely NOT be “identical”, but should see a fairly tight range or average of all properties (within reason).
  • View the subject property AND ALSO all similar properties on same street, or in immediate neighborhood, or in very small market area surrounding subject property.
    • Create a spreadsheet of all property characteristics and the breakdown of values.

Using a local realtor’s website to analyze active listings of properties in market area.

  • Try to find 4 to 6 good (very similar characteristics to subject) comps that are currently listed for sale.

Market Analysis

Ask a realtor to do a market analysis of subject property. A realtor will likely analyze and compare the subject property to similar properties in the area that have recently sold and that are actively listed for sale.

Appraisal

Hire an appraiser to do an appraisal on your property.

News & Notices

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...
Posted: May 13, 2019