Mailing Address

PO Box 10486
Des Moines, IA 50306

Office Location

Hoover State Office Building
4th Floor
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-725-0338

E-mail address: PAAB@iowa.gov


Most official filings must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Board’s Secretary.

Only the following documents may be filed with PAAB by e-mail to paab@iowa.gov:

  • Continuance Requests
  • Withdrawals
  • Settlements or Stipulations
  • Scheduling Orders
  • Requests for Telephone Hearings

Filing occurs when:

  • The documents are delivered in-person to PAAB

  • Delivery is made to courier service for immediate delivery to PAAB

  • Mailed to PAAB by first-class mail with proof of mailing

  • Sent electronically to paab@iowa.gov as permitted by the rules

Appeals from PAAB Decisions

Outlined below is information regarding filing an appeal in the district court from a final decision of the Property Assessment Appeal Board. This information is not a legal or technical document and is issued for general information purposes only. For detailed legal or technical information you should contact an attorney.

An appeal before the Appeal Board is considered a contested case proceeding. Iowa Code § 441.37A(1).

Decisions of the Appeal Board are considered final agency action and are subject to judicial review according to the provisions of Iowa Code section 17A.19.
Iowa Code § 441.37A(3)(b).

Appeals from decisions of the PAAB may be filed in the district court in which the property is located within 20 days of the postmark date of the PAAB decision.
Iowa Code § 41.38.

Appeals should be filed with the district court as a petition for judicial review of final agency action.

Appeals should list the PAAB as respondent and must be served on the Secretary of the PAAB within 10 days of filing. Iowa Code §§ 441.38; 441.38B; and 17A.19(1).

Appeals are reviewed by the district court for correction of errors at law.
Iowa Code § 441.39.