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Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Benton County Iowa

Benton Co. Residential Re-Appraisal

A reappraisal project was approved by the Conference Board in February, 2016 - The Project will begin listing in Vinton on May 6, 2019.

The purpose of the reappraisal program is to equalize property assessments so that each taxpayer is responsible for paying only his/her fair share of the property tax burden.  Periodic inspections and reappraisal of properties is necessary as all types of properties do not increase or decrease in value at the same rate. Some properties physically deteriorate faster than others, and in many instances similar homes located in different areas of the county will differ greatly in value due to economic factors.

The preliminary data collection process will begin in May, 2019.  The project is scheduled for completion December 31st, 2020.

Notice of final value estimates will be mailed to each property owner after January 1, 2021.  The property owners will have an opportunity to meet informally to discuss their revaluation in the spring of 2021.  The new assessed values will be effective for January 1, 2021 for taxes payable in fiscal 2022-2023.

Representatives of Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. in conjunction with the Benton County Assessor’s Office will be conducting this project.  All law enforcement agencies as well as the Benton County Assessor’s Office will be apprised of the areas where data collectors are working.  They will also have a listing of all names and license plate numbers of anyone involved in the project.

If any property owner has questions regarding the reappraisal project, they are urged to contact the Benton County Assessor’s at (319) 472-5211 or by email: [email protected]


Benton County Assessor - Vanguard Appraisals (Step by Step)

Benton County Sales (2019 - 2021 Urban & Rural Sales)

Vanguard Appraisal Representatives