Between April 2 - April 30 annually, or between April 2 – June 5 if declared a disaster county, a property owner may formally protest an assessment to the Board of Review for one or more of the following reasons:
- The assessment is not equitable with other similar properties.
- The property is assessed for more than its actual fair market value.
- The property is misclassified, not assessable, or is exempt from taxation.
- There is an error in the assessment.
- The assessment is fraudulent.
- There has been a downward change in value since the last assessment.
Board of Review petition filing dates are April 2 - April 30 annually.
Board of Review protest hearing dates are May 1 - May 31 annually. [ More about the Board of Review ]
To assist the Board of Review, owners should be prepared to bring four copies of each to their hearing:
- Any recent appraisal(s).
- Proof of any inaccurate property data.
- Reasons assessed value is inaccurate.
- Potential comparable properties that recently sold in area.
- Any other documented proof to back their claim
If not satisfied with the decision of the Board of Review, there are two more formal appeal options.
[ NEW ] File a petition for the Board of Review online:
- Find your property on the Scott County Parcel Query.
- Scroll down to the header "Scott County Assessment Appeals Process".
- Follow the instructions from there.
File a petition for the Board of Review by email:
If you don't file online, you can file by email.
- Download attached form (see below).
- Complete, print, sign, and mail to:
- Scott County Assessor
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030
- Or complete, print, sign (must be signed), scan, and email to [email protected].
Due to COVID-19 concerns, please DO NOT mail protest forms using regular U.S. mail.