Assessor: Ask Yourself...

If you are questioning the assessed value of your property, please ask yourself:
  1. What did I pay for the property?

  2. What would I sell the property for?

  3. How much money have I spent improving the property?

  4. Did I do any of the work myself, which results in lower construction costs but would not affect what I would ask for the property on the open market?

  5. Am I questioning the assessed value, or my tax bill?

  6. Am I interested in learning the process by which assessed valuations are determined?

  7. Have I visited the Assessor's Office recently, or used the Sales Reports on the website, to see what properties are currently selling for in Mahaska County?