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How to Appeal PropertyTaxes in Iowa
The first required step in protesting your assessment is to file a petition with your local board of review. Petition forms are available at https://tax.iowa.gov/iowa-property-tax-board-review. If the property is located is a county that has been declared a federal disaster area, petitions must be filed by June 5; otherwise, the deadline for filing petitions is April 30. The completed petition form should be filed with your assessor's office. Contact your assessor if you have additional questions about the board of review petition.