CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – To alleviate some of the challenges related to COVID-19 impacts, the Cedar Rapids Assessor’s Office made a request last March through the Iowa Department of Revenue to extend the appeal period for property owners who believe the recent assessment notice on their property is not a reflection of the market value for the property.
The Director of the Department of Revenue has recently extended the time for filing formal protests with the local Board of Review to June 5, 2020. The previous deadline was April 30, 2020.
The Informal Review period has remained unchanged and continues to be held from April 2 – April 25, 2020.
In accordance with Iowa law, assessment notices were mailed on March 30, 2020 to Cedar Rapids property owners whose property assessments have changed since last year, informing them of the January 1, 2020 assessment.
If property owners believe the assessment is not a reflection of the market value for the property, contact the Cedar Rapids City Assessors office to request a review by calling 319-286-5888 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The form to petition to the Board of Review can be found on the City Assessor’s website at http://cedarrapids.iowaassessors.com or you can contact the Assessor’s office to request the form. Petitions are required to be in writing and include identification of the property (address, parcel number, legal description), grounds (reason) for the appeal and a signature with contact information. Please state if you are requesting an oral hearing with the Board of Review.
To support social distancing efforts, City Assessors office is currently closed to the general public but their staff is still available to work with residents by phone at 319-286-5888 or email from 7:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday – Friday. Paperwork can be submitted via email at email@example.com or by using the drop-box located outside the City Services Center at 500 15th Ave SW.