Iowa Property Tax Assessments are up by record amounts across the Des Moines Metro area and the entire state. KCCI is reporting that assessed values are going up by approximately 22% in Polk County and surrounding counties. These record increases are being justified by the delay in valuations caused by COVID as well as the previously hot housing market. While it is great to have property increase in value, the corresponding tax bill can really put a dent in your budget.
Property owners do not have to take this budget surprise sitting down. There is an appeal process. GRL Law’s Real Estate Division is offering a flat-fee property tax assessment protest service. The cost is $500 and GRL is partnering with a licensed real estate broker to provide market value analysis and comparable sales comparisons to support the appeal. All costs are included in the flat fee. Contact Jim Sayre at GRL and get your Property Tax Assessment Appeal started today!