The Auditor’s Office recently completed the annual valuation report and submitted it to the Iowa Department of Management.  This report shows the value of all real estate in the county, and is broken down into various categories such as residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial.  For Scott County as a whole, gross real estate values (before rollbacks) increased by 3.67% and taxable value (after rollbacks) increased by 2.0%. 

We also analyzed how Governor Branstad’s proposal for a commercial property tax rollback would affect the Scott County budget.  Without an increase in other revenue, the Governor’s proposal would result in a $5 million shortfall to the Scott County budget.