The Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board Launches Newly Redesigned Website
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa--The Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) recently launched a newly redesigned website which will serve as a central hub for PAAB appeal information and decisions in the state of Iowa. The website, which can be found at www.paab.iowa.gov, was designed with mobile devices in mind, meaning visitors using their smartphone or tablet to view the website will enjoy the same functionality as visitors using their home or office computer.
The website provides visitors with access to current and past PAAB property assessment appeals, notice of upcoming hearings, and access to relevant, current Iowa property assessment appeal laws and policies. Visitors can also easily find the necessary forms to file an appeal or simply find the Board’s contact information. “The redesign stemmed from a desire to open a new dialogue with site visitors and provide content in a mobile friendly design format,” said Jessica Braunschweig-Norris, PAAB General Counsel.
The website was redesigned in partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC of Des Moines. The partnership between PAAB and Iowa Interactive operates under a self-funded model in which no tax dollars or county funds were used to develop or maintain the website.
PAAB is the third state agency to implement Iowa Interactive’s content management system (CMS). In addition to the CMS product, Iowa Interactive manages the state’s official Web portal, Iowa.gov, and specializes in online government applications.
“Iowa Interactive was the best resource for our Web development and application needs,” Braunschweig-Norris said. “We consider Iowa Interactive a true partner.”
About PAAB Created in 2007 by the Iowa General Assembly, PAAB is a state agency dedicated to establishing a consistent, fair, and equitable property assessment appeal process. PAAB conducts administrative contested case hearings to review any final action of a local board of review relating to protests of real property assessment, valuation, or application of an equalization order. About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive, (II) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Web site for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. Iowa interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.govand is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens and businesses across the country. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.