Board of Review (Appealing Your Assessment)

Informal Agreement Procedures

The following PDF file contains the procedures for requesting an Informal review of your assessment with the Story County Assessor’s Office. 

Informal Review Procedures   (will update in April of 2024)               

Informal Review April 2 - April 25

Board of Review Protest Procedures

The following PDF file contains the Petition Form and the Rules of Procedure for filing a petition to the Story County Board of Review.  

Click here for Board of Review Petition, Laws and Procedure  (will update in April of 2024)

Protest Period is April 2 - April 30 

Agricultural Classification Questionnaire

for consideration of class change fill out this form and attach to petition


Iowa law as it pertains to Protesting your assessment to the Story County Board of Review:

  • The county assessor is required to notify each property owner of their assessment each year by April 1st if there was a value change
  • Any property owner or aggrieved taxpayer who is dissatisfied with the property assessment may file a protest against such assessment with the board of Review on or after April 2nd, to and including April 30th, of the year of the assessment.
  • Said protest shall be in writing and signed by the one protesting or by the protester's duly authorized agent. The taxpayer may have an oral hearing thereon if request therefore in writing is made at the time of the filing the protest.
  • The board of review reviews all petitions and has the power to confirm or to adjust upward or downward any assessment.

The following Code Sections address and explain the Laws and Procedures associated with property assessments and filing a protest petition with the board of review:

Code of Iowa Section 441.21 (Actual, assessed, and taxable value) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.28 (Assessment Rolls - Change - notice to taxpayer) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.30 (Informal assessment review period - recommendation) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.33 ( Sessions of board of review) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.35 (Powers of review board) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.36 (Change of assessment - notice) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.37 (Protest of assessment - grounds) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.37A (Appeal of protest to property assessment appeal board) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.38 (Appeal to district court) (PDF)

Code of Iowa Section 441.38B (Appeal to district court from property assessment appeal board) (PDF)