PO Box 598 Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360

Board of Review

The County Assessor and members of the Board of Review are appointed by the Conference Board. Members of the Conference Board are the five members of the Board of Supervisors, the ten mayors in Dickinson County, and a representative from each of the five school districts in the County.

Iowa law requires that at least one member of the Board of review be a farmer. Also, as nearly as possible, the membership should include a licensed real estate broker and either a registered architect or a person who is experienced in the construction field. Not more than two members of a board of review may be of the same profession or occupation.

Appeals from the Board of Review actions can be made to the Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) within 20 days after the adjournment date of the Board of Review or May 31, whichever is later. You may bypass the Property Assessment Appeal Board and appeal directly to district court. (Sections 441.37A, 441.38, and 441.39) - Code of Iowa.