HUMBOLDT COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
Address: 203 Main Street
PO Box 100
Dakota City IA 50529
Phone: 515 332-1463
Fax: 515 332-7132
The Humboldt County Assessor is charged with several administrative and statutory duties. The Assessor's primary duty and responsibility is to assess all real property, which includes residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural classes of property, within its jurisdiction except that which is otherwise provided by law. Real property is revalued every two years. The effective date of the assessment is January 1st 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 1st.
The Assessor does not collect taxes, calculate taxes or determine the tax rate. The Assessor is concerned with value, not taxes.
WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE BOARD
The Humboldt County Assessor is appointed by the Humboldt County Conference Board consisting of the members of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, the Mayors of all incorporated cities within Humboldt County and a member from each school board within the County, each having 1 vote per unit. The Conference Board approves the assessor's budget and after public hearing, acts upon the adoption of the same. The assessor is limited, by statute, depending upon the value of the jurisdiction, to a levy limitation for their budget.
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.
Members of the Conference Board
Humboldt Dan Scholl
Dakota City Sean Phillips
Thor Wayne White
Bradgate Kim Schultz
Bode D.L. Peterson
Ottosen Monte Newton
Livermore Billie Scott
Gilmore City Landon Bailey
Rutland Susan Tille
Renwick Taylor Kunert
Hardy Kathy Petersen
LuVerne Kevin McPeak
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
Gil-Brad Tawny Hoover
LuVerne Meridith Collins
Twin Rivers Kristyn Olson
Humboldt Shane Davis
BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEMBERS
Dist 1 Bruce Reimers
Dist 2 Sandy Loney
Dist 3 Rick Pedersen
Dist 4 Erik Underberg
Dist 5 Dave Lee
WHAT IS THE BOARD OF REVIEW
The Board of Review is an independent group consisting of three to five members. The Humboldt County Board of Review is a 5 member board appointed by the Conferenece Board composed of individuals from the county who are familiar with the local real estate market such as realtors or brokers, those in the field of construction or architects, or those that have an agricultural background. The Board operates independently of the Assessor's Office and has the power to confirm, adjust upward, or adjust downward, any assessment in its jurisdiction. The Board of Review is concerned only with the accuracy of the assessments.
Petitions to the Board of Review may be filed between April 2 and April 30. Informal petitions with the Assessor may be filed April 2 through April 25.
BOARD OF REVIEW - 6 YEAR TERMS Term Ends
Cal Hoag, Ottosen Businessman 12/31/2025
Brian Bolen, Livermore Businessman 12/31/2027
Candy Robinson, Humboldt Realtor 12/31/2025
J.D. Myers, Hardy Farmer 12/31/2028
Pat Hill, Humboldt Farmer 12/31/2027
On line printable petitions can be found under the Board of Review tab on the left
You can mail, fax or email to our office
TO SIGN UP FOR HOMESTEAD CREDIT, MILITARY EXEMPTION, GO TO THE BEACON (GIS) PAGE. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THESE CREDITS AND EXEMPTIONS THERE AND RETURN BY EMAIL.