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The Assessor's primary duty and responsibility are to assess all real property within the Assessor's 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 each year. The Assessor determines a full or partial value for all new construction and improvements depending upon their state of completion as of that January first date.

The Assessor DOES NOT

  • Collect taxes
  • Calculate taxes
  • Determine tax rate
  • Set policy for the Board of Review
About the Assessor Assessed Value Dates To Remember Exemptions & Credits GIS Maps/Property Information Property Taxes Beacon - Shelby County, Iowa 

Assessor's office staff includes:

Tony Buman - Assessor

Taryn Knapp - Real Estate/GIS

Last updated on Nov 16th, 2021.

Contact Information

Tony Buman

Shelby County Assessor

612 Court Street

Harlan, Iowa 51537

Phone: 712.755.5718 Opt. 5

Fax: 712.755.3200

Email: tbuman@shco.org

Shelby County Courthouse
612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537