Board of Review (Appealing Your Assessment)
Due to the Disaster Declaration made for Iowa, the Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue has issued an extension to our Board of Review filing period. The deadline for petitioning the 2020 Board of Review is June 5th, 2020. The Board will remain in session until June 15th, 2020.
Iowa Law as it Pertains to Protesting Your Assessment to the Linn County Board of Review:
- The County Assessor is required to notify each property owner of their assessment each year by April 1 if there was a value change.
- 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 reviews all petitions and has the power to confirm or to adjust upward or downward any assessment.
Filing by Mail
Linn County Assessor’s Office
935 Second Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Petitions may be electronically submitted by fax or email to be considered timely filed as long as the original Petition is mailed immediately.
Email completed petition to the Linn County Assessor’s Office
If you have questions, please contact the Linn County Assessor’s Office at 319-892-5220.
Iowa Code Sections
The following Code Sections address and explain the Laws and Procedures associated with property assessments and filing a protest petition with the board of review: