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Disaster declaration for county extends the protest filing time, Board of Review session

April 4, 2019
From: Wesley Ray - Tama County Assessor , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

On March 18, Governor Kim Reynolds added 5 more counties, including Tama County, to the list of Disaster Counties. Since then, a total of 56 out of the 99 counties in Iowa have been added to that list. Following is a link:

Iowa Code section 441.37(1) provides:

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 board of review on or after April 2, to and including April 30, of the year of the assessment.

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Wesley Ray
Tama County Assessor

In any county which has been declared to be a disaster area by proper federal authorities after March 1 and prior to May 20 of said year of assessment, the board of review shall be authorized to remain in session until June 15 and the time for filing a protest shall be extended to and include the period from May 25 to June 5 of such year.

Informal appeal dates with the Assessor are still April 2 to April 25. This year formal appeal dates with the Board of Review are now April 2 to June 5 and the Board of Review will be in extended session from May 1 to June 15th because of the disaster declaration. For those counties not

declared to be within a disaster area, the Board of Review will not be in extended session.

The assessment date is still January 1, 2019 and the assessment is based on the condition of the property as of January 1. The extended appeal date is not due to the damages caused by the disaster, but due to the taxpayers possible limited access to their mail, their property, etc.

A special petition form is available: Disaster Counties Petition to Local Board of Review Regular Session. Refer to Iowa Code Section 441.37 Protest of Assessment -- grounds. The form is available both in the Tama County Assessor's office and online. Following is a link for the form:

Please contact our office if you have any questions. Thank you.



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