Polk County Assessor Rita Lemmon has announced assessment impact notices will be mailed after June 1.  

County property owners with a value increase of $200 assessed value will receive a notice, Lemmon told the BH-FP via email. She said reasons for an increase “include, but are not limited to, homesite land value increases, new construction and changes found in our parcel by parcel review.”  

Lemmon said agriculture land “actually went down in value” this year.

“By state statute, we are to be within 10 percent of fair market value,” she added. 

She said property owners who believe their property is overvalued should contact the assessor’s office as soon as possible.  

Lemmon’s office will be setting appointments to review data during June. 

“Books close July 1, and we will not be able to make changes without going through the Board of Equalization process after June 30,” she added. 

The assessor’s office, on the second floor of the Polk County courthouse, can be reached at 326-4346.

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