Assessor

Contact Information

Phone: 515-332-1463
Fax: 515-332-7132
Address: 203 Main St., P.O. Box 100, Dakota City, IA 50529

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

MAYORS
Humboldt            Dan Scholl
Dakota City         Sean Phillips
Thor                       Marc Ropte
Bradgate              Kim Schultz
Bode                      Roy Miller

Ottosen                 Monte Newton
Livermore             Elden Landolt
Gilmore City        Lowell Johnson
Rutland                 Roxie Gregory
Renwick                Taylor Kunert
Hardy                     Kathy Petersen
LuVerne                 Kevin McPeak

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
Gil-Brad                Tawny Hoover
LuVerne                Meridith Collins
Twin Rivers          Christine Bothne
Humboldt             Bob Myott

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.
 BOARD OF REVIEW - 6 YEAR TERMS                                                               Term Ends
Cal Hoag, Ottosen                                           Businessman                                12/31/2025
Mark Holtan, Thor                                           Businessman                                12/31/2021
Candy Robinson, Humboldt                         Realtor                                           12/31/2025
Mitch Fridolfson, Humboldt                         Contractor                                     12/31/2022
Pat Hill, Humboldt                                           Farmer                                            12/31/2021
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, OR BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX CREDIT, GO TO THE BEACON (GIS) PAGE. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THESE CREDITS AND EXEMPTIONS THERE AND RETURN BY EMAIL. 

Linda Fallesen

Jana Terwilliger

Carlene Blomker

Anita Kist