Successfully Appealing An Assessment

Time and time again, the Iowa Courts and the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) have ruled on what it takes for appellants to properly and legally overcome the burden of proof and win their case when appealing the assessment of their property.    

To assist Iowa property owners, PAAB’s website provides a list of the grounds available to formally protest an assessment, and as part of that list PAAB offers their stance (ie: Iowa law and past court rulings) on what it takes to successfully overcome the burden of proof for each appeal ground.

Property owners wishing to formally appeal their assessment should take heed as these are what the Iowa law expects and allows, and more importantly, what those presiding over assessment appeals actually use to make their decisions.

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