Welcome to Howard County, Iowa

Howard County Iowa - Assessor 

      

Market Value


If you have any questions about the assessment of your property, please contact your assessor's office.

A written protest may be filed with the Board of Review which is composed of either three members or five members from various areas of the county who are familiar with local market conditions and trends.


The Board operates independently of the Assessor's office and has the power to confirm or to adjust upward or downward any assessment. 

An individual may petition to district court if they are not satisfied with the Board of Review's decision.

What is Market Value?
Market Approach
Income Approach
Why Values Change
Important Dates

Filing is required on the following, if provisions have been made for exemptions as required: 

 Annual

 Permanent

 Other

 Family Farm Credit - Permanent

 Forest Reservations - Permanent

 Fruit Tree Reservations - 8 years - Permanent

 Impoundment Structures - Annual.

 Native Prairies - Annual.

 Open Prairies - Annual.

 Forest Cover - Annual.

 River and Stream Banks - Annual.

 River and Stream Banks - Annual.

 Recreational Lake - Annual.

 Pollution Control- Permanent

 Disabled Veterans Homestead Credit - Annual. 

 Wildlife Habitat - Permanent

 Wetlands - Annual.

 Urban Revitalization - Other

 Industrial Partial 427 - Other

 Notification and Appeal

If you disagree with the Assessor's estimate of value, please consider these two questions:
 What is the actual market value of my property?
 How does the value compare to similar properties in the neighborhood?

If you have any questions about the assessment of your property, please contact your assessor's office.

A written protest may be filed with the Board of Review which is composed of either three members or five members from various areas of the county who are familiar with local market conditions and trends.

 

The Board operates independently of the Assessor's office and has the power to confirm or to adjust upward or downward any assessment. 

An individual may petition to district court if they are not satisfied with the Board of Review's decision.