Board of Review: Assessment Appeals
This petition must be filed or mailed to the county assessor from April 2 to and including April 30. The form is available in the link below or can be picked up in our office.
- must be postmarked no later than April 30
Jones County Assessor's Office
500 W Main St, Room 26
Anamosa, IA 52205
Petitions may be electronically submitted by fax or email to the County Assessor by April 30 to be considered timely filed. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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