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Assessor


Contact Information


Dan Lett

County Assessor

Mail

Court House Room 100

301 East Main Street

Manchester, IA 

52057-1739

Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Phone

(563) 927-2526 

 

Fax

(563) 927-6476

 

Staff

Andrea Schmidt

Chief Deputy

Brian Clark

Appraiser

 

Julie Hackbarth

Clerk

 

Karen Knipper

Part-Time Clerk

 

About the Assessor 


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Property Information

Tax Credits and Exemptions

The Assessor has several administrative and statutory duties


The primary duty and responsibility is to make sure all real property within the assessor's jurisdiction is assessed except where the law provides otherwise.

 

  • This includes residential, multi-residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural classes of property.
  • Real property is revalued every two years.
  • The effective date of the assessment is the first of January of the current year.
  • The Assessor determines either a full or partial value for new construction & improvements depending upon their state of completion on Jan 1st.
  • The Assessor is concerned with value, not taxes.
  • Taxing jurisdictions such as schools, cities and county, 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 district.
Assessor’s Duties
Board of Review
Upcoming Important Dates