Welcome to the Allamakee County Assessor's Office. It is our goal to provide information to the public about the duties of the assessor and various services offered by this office. We hope that you will find our website to be beneficial and informative.
The Assessor's Office will re-open to the public June 3, 2020 with temporarily adjusted hours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. . Number of customers at one time will be limited to maintain social distancing guidelines. If a customer needs to come behind the counter or sneeze guard barrier a mask will be required. Masks will be provided if necessary. Customers may contact the office at 563-568-3145 to verify restrictions or schedule appointments.
Assessed Value Appeal Dates Extended
Iowa Assessors recently mailed assessment rolls to any property owner who had changes to their 2020 assessed valuations. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, an official state order gives property owners who disagree with property values additional time to petition their local board of review. The deadline to file an assessment appeal has been extended until June 5th. The regular appeal deadline is April 30th.
The Board of Review is an independent board made up of appointed private citizens who meet for the purpose of hearing protests to assessed values. After reviewing the information provided by the property owner and the assessor’s office, the board acts to either change the assessed value or leave it intact.
Current assessed values are effective January 1, 2020. Conditions affecting assessed values after the first of this year will be reflected on the 2021 assessment rolls. Over the coming months, assessors will be monitoring sale prices of properties in their respective jurisdictions. If COVID-19 or other economic conditions affect overall market values, next year’s assessed value will change accordingly.
Anyone who disagrees with their assessed value has two options available at this time. The first option involves calling the local assessor’s office to request an “Informal Review” from April 2 through 4:00 p.m. April 27. The second option is to file a formal appeal with the Board of Review by June 5th. The form titled “Disaster Counties Petition to Local Board of Review” can be accessed at https://www.allamakee.us/assessor4.
While many county offices are closed to the public, most are still effectively conducting business via phone, mail and email. I would encourage people to shelter at home and contact your local assessor with any concerns.
Due to the COVID19 outbreak, meetings of the Allamakee County Board of Review will be open to the public via conference call. Meeting dates and times will be posted on the Assessor's page of the county web site, courthouse door and outside the Assessor's Office. No physical inspections of individual properties will be held. Properties will be reviewed by information on file in the Allamakee County Assessor's Office and any information submitted by the petitioner. All oral hearings will be held via conference call.