How is the Assessor appointed?
  • The local assessor is appointed by a conference board to a six year term after Director of the Department of Revenue approval
  • The conference board for the county assessor is comprised of the county supervisors, the mayors of incorporated towns in the county, and a school board member from each school district in the county.
  • All assessors must have successfully passed required courses and the assessor exam given by the Department of Revenue.
  • Each assessor must successfully complete 150 hours of formal continuing education in order to be eligible for reappointment.
  • Iowa Code Chapter 441.6


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1. My assessment has not changed, why have my property taxes increased?
2. What does my property tax pay for?
3. How does the Assessor determine the value of my property?
4. What is classification?
5. How does the Assessor determine Market Value?
6. How often is my property reassessed?
7. What do I do if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?
8. How do I appeal my assessment?
9. How is the Assessor appointed?