I am having problems obtaining vital information needed from my Cedar Rapids housing authority regarding an action that they filed against me. I have evidence to prove that due process was not followed. I have also asked for the alleged complaint that was filed and they tell me it was anonymous. Is there a formal or legal complaint form that I have to use? The abatement inspector and the assistant city attorney keep telling me in writing that no such information is available.
What kinds of information are you unable to obtain? And what reason do officials give for declining to provide the information you seek? Please send me an email — IowaFOICouncil@gmail.com — and I will follow up with you.
I’m wondering exactly what information I can legally have access to. Concerning my property?
In Iowa, you can go to your county recorder’s office with the address of your property — regardless of whether you own or rent — and find out such details as the assessed value, the property taxes on the real estate, the name of the owner (if you rent).