After properties have been appraised, the
values are analyzed to ensure accurate and equitable assessments.
Iowa law requires that all real property be reassessed every two
years. The current law requires the reassessment to occur in odd
numbered years. Changes in market value as indicated by research,
sales ratio studies and analysis of local conditions as well as
economic trends both in and outside the construction industry are
used in determining property assessments.
If you disagree with the Assessorís estimate of value, please
consider these two questions:
1. What is the actual market value of my property?
2. How does the value compare to similar properties in the
If you have any questions about the assessment of your property,
please contact my office.
A written protest may be filed with the Poweshiek County Board of
Review, which is composed of five individuals from various areas of
the county who are familiar with local market conditions and trends.
The Board operates independently of the Assessorís office and has
the power to confirm or to adjust upward or downward any assessment.
An individual may petition to the Property Assessment Appeal Board
or district court if they are not satisfied with the Board of
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