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Board of Review: Assessment Appeals

Any property owner or aggrieved taxpayer who is dissatisfied with the owner’s or taxpayer’s assessment may file a protest against such assessment with the local Board of Review based on grounds set in Iowa Code section 441.37.

Petition

This petition must be filed or mailed to the county assessor from April 2 to and including April 30. It must be postmarked no later than April 30. The form is available in the link below or can be picked up in our office.

Petition to Board of Review

Filing by Mail - must be postmarked no later than April 30
Mail to:
Jones County Assessor's Office

500 W Main St, Room 26

Anamosa, IA 52205

Filing Electronically
Petitions may be electronically submitted by fax or email to the County Assessor by April 30 to be considered timely filed. assessor@jonescountyiowa.gov 

Iowa Law as it Pertains to Protesting Your Assessment to the Jones County Board of Review:

  • Any property owner or aggrieved taxpayer who is dissatisfied with the property assessment may file a protest against such assessment with the Board of Review on or after April 2, to and including April 30, of the year of the assessment.
  • Said protest shall be in writing and signed by the one protesting or by the protester’s duly authorized agent. The taxpayer may have an oral hearing thereon if request therefore in writing is made at the time of the filing the protest.
  • The Board of Review meets in the month of May for regular session and reviews all petitions. They have the power to confirm or to adjust upward or downward any assessment.

What is the Board of Review?

 The local Board of Review is composed of five members who are familiar with local market conditions and trends.  According to Iowa law, one member must be a farmer, one a licensed real estate broker, and one a registered architect or contractor.  The Board of Review reviews all petitions and has the power to confirm or to adjust upward or downward any assessment.  The Board operates independently of the Assessor's Office.  

What is the Property Assessment Appeal Board?

The Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) is a state agency created for the purpose of establishing a consistent, fair and equitable property assessment appeal process.  Decisions of the local Board of Review may be appealed to PAAB.  One member of the board shall be a certified real estate appraiser or hold a professional appraisal designation, one member shall be an attorney practicing in the area of state and local taxation or property tax appraisals, and one member shall be a professional with experience in the field of accounting or finance and with experience in state and local taxation matters. 

Map · Jones County Assessor

500 W. Main St. · Anamosa, IA 52205