2019 property assessment notices have been mailed out.
Residential properties saw a significant increase. Assessments were low relative to sales prices in 2018. When most properties sell for more than assessed, values will be raised.
Commercial increased as well. This is based on the sales from 2017, 2018 and appraisals by the Department of Revenue.
Agricultural dwellings are priced as any other residential property. Land Decreased.
Assessments are required to be the 100% fair market value of the property (unless otherwise provided by the Code of Iowa) in its condition as of January 1st. This is the amount established by the assessor's office before application of the state rollback factor. The 2019 assessed value will be the basis of your tax bill in 2020 - 2021.
If you are not satisfied that the foregoing assessment is correct, you may file a protest against such assessment with the BOARD OF REVIEW up to and including June 5, such protest shall be confined to the grounds specified in section 441.37, Code of Iowa. Protest dates have been extended due to being a federal disaster. Value is still as of January 1, 2019.