UPDATED March 2019
The Time to Negotiate Iowa Property Tax Assessments is Now
On April 1, 2019, assessors around the state of Iowa will release their property tax assessment values. This starts the clock for negotiations.
Pursuant to Iowa Code § 441.30, from April 2 until April 25, aggrieved taxpayers may contact local assessors and make an informal request that the assessment be changed. This can result in a written agreement with the assessor to correct or modify the assessment, or an agreement by the assessor to file a recommendation with the local board of review that the assessment be changed. Assessors around Iowa take this period seriously. The time to consider negotiations is now.
Here is a brief overview of the Iowa appeal deadlines: