Assessor in Page County, Iowa has the primary duty and responsibility to
cause to be assessed all real property within their jurisdiction.
Page County, Iowa - Assessor
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The Assessor is charged with several administrative and statutory duties;
however, the primary duty and responsibility is to cause to be assessed all real
property within the jurisdiction except that which is otherwise provided by law.
This would include residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural classes
of property. Real property is revalued every two years. The effective date of
the assessment is January First of the current year. The assessor determines a
full or partial value of new construction, or improvements depending upon the
state of completion as of January First.
Misconceptions About the Assessor's Role
The Assessor does not:
policy for the Board of Review
The Assessor is concerned with value, not taxes.
The assessorís office has nothing to do with the total amount of taxes
collected. The assessorís primary responsibility is to find the fair market
value of your property, so that you pay only your fair share of the taxes.
Taxing jurisdictions such as schools, cities and townships adopt budgets after
public hearings. This determines the tax levy, which is the rate of taxation
required to raise the money budgeted. The taxes you pay are proportional to the
value of your property compared to the total value of property in your taxing
General Information About the Assessor
Assessors are appointed to their position by a Conference Board consisting of
the members of the Board of Supervisors, the Mayors of all incorporated cities,
and a member from each school district within the jurisdiction. A city with a
population of ten thousand or more may elect to have their own assessor.
Assessors are required by statute to pass a state examination and complete a
Continuing Education Program consisting of 150 hours of formal classroom
instruction with 90 hours tested and a passing grade of 70% attained. The latter
requirement must be met in order for the Assessor to be reappointed to the
position every six years.
The Deputy Assessor also must pass a state examination as well as successfully
complete 90 hours of classroom instruction of which at least 60 hours are
The Conference Board approves the Assessor's budget and after a public hearing
acts on adoption of same. The Assessor is constrained by statute to a levy
limitation for the budget. The limit depends on the value of the jurisdiction.
1 - Effective date of current assessment
2 thru April 30 - Protest of assessment period for filing with Board of Review
thru Adjournment - Board of Review meets each year
1 - Signup deadline Homestead Tax Credit & Military Exemption
1 - Signup deadline for Family Farm Tax Credit
9 thru October 31 - Protest period for filing with Board of Review on
properties affected by changes in value as a result of the Director of Revenueís
Equalization Orders (odd numbered years only.)
Value, Tax Levies and Assessed Values
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Clarinda, IA 51632
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
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BEACON - Page County
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