Due Date for Filing Iowa Property Tax Protests Extended to June 5, 2020 in All 99 Counties

April 17, 2020

By: Bruce W. Baker, K. Dwayne Vande Krol

In response to the statewide disaster declaration as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, Iowa Department of Revenue Director Kraig Paulsen issued Order 2020-02 on April 1, 2020, extending the due date for protesting 2020 property tax assessments. Instead of the usual due date of April 30, 2020, property owners now have until June 5, 2020 to file protests with their local Boards of Review. This Order applies to all 99 counties.


While Iowa law does not require the reassessment of properties in even-numbered years, where newly constructed improvements have been added to the property, or other changes to the property require reassessment, local assessors may change the value of property as of January 1, 2020. Alternatively, even without a reassessment, the 2020 assessed value of the property (which is a carryover of the 2019 assessed value) may be excessive. In either case, property owners may wish to file a protest to their local Board of Review to appeal the assessed value if it appears excessive. Order 2020-02 provides additional time to do so.


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