Term is six years; bond is $100,000.
Powers and duties of the assessor:
To assess and appraise all real estate and personal property
except such as is exempt from taxation, or the assessment of
which is otherwise provided by law.
To have access to all public records of the county for the
purpose of securing information pertaining to accurate listings
of taxable property.
To make up all assessor’s books & records as prescribed by
Director of Revenue.
To submit on or before May 1st of each year the
completed assessment rolls to the Plymouth County Board of
Review for its examination.
To furnish the Director of Revenue with information relative to
the ownership of any property that may be assessable within the
state, but not assessable or subject to being listed for
taxation in the county.
To turn over to the county auditor the completed assessor’s
books and records for preparation of the tax lists.
To receive applications for homestead tax credits, military
exemption, and personal property tax credits. These are
screened by the assessor for allowance or disallowance.
Each year the assessor must submit to the Iowa Dept of Revenue
an abstract of assessment of statistics compiled in the office.
Keep and compile a record of all sales of property in the county
and record in the office all changes in ownership of any kind of
property where a transaction has taken place and has been