Office location: Courthouse
Position: appointed to six year terms
The office of County Assessor was created in the 1947 session of the Iowa Legislature. At the same time the elective office of city and township assessor was abolished. The assessor is appointed by the Conference Board. The following are some of the duties of the County Assessor:
- Assess all the taxable property within the county as provided by law
- Cooperate with and work with the Iowa Department of Revenue & Finance as required by law
- Access & examine all public records of the county to obtain information which may contribute to the accurate listing of taxable property
- Apply to district court for orders to examine witnesses and require the production of books and records of any person, firm, association, or corporation with the county whenever he has reason to believe that such action will lead to the accurate listing of taxable property.