Delaware County Reappraising Properties with Door-to-Door Inspections

All homes in Delaware County will undergo door-to-door inspections over the next year and a half.

It’s part of the County’s re-appraisal program. Delaware County Assessor Dan Lett says the purpose is to equalize property assessments so that each taxpayer is responsible for paying only his or her fair share of the property tax burden.

Lett says the County can’t always tell from the outside what kinds of improvements have been done to the property, so getting inside the home every ten years is important to find out if there have been any changes, such as kitchen upgrades or finished basements. The door to door inspections will be done by VanGuard Appraisals of Cedar Rapids.

Lett says the workers doing the door-to-door inspections will have proper identification that you can double-check online.

If you’re not home when the door-to-door inspector stops by, they will try again or leave a door hanger with a number to call to make an appointment.

The inspections start this Monday, June 3rd and will wrap up in December of 2020, with notices sent out in 2021 once the program is done.

If you have any questions about Delaware County’s reappraisal program or the door-to-door inspections, please contact the Delaware County Assessor’s Office or go online to delaware.iowaassessors.com.