Shelby County Assessor Office

Find Shelby County Iowa assessor, assessment, auditor's, and appraiser's offices, revenue commissions, GIS, and tax equalization departments. Assessors provide information on property and land tax assessment, property listings, values, valuations, property search, and records.

Shelby County Assessor's Office 612 Court Street Harlan IA 51537 712-755-5718

About the Shelby County Assessor Office

Assessor Offices in Shelby County, IA are responsible for assessing the values of all taxable property within their jurisdictions. Assessors appraise values of all land and commercial property (real property), and business' fixed asset (personal property). The office determines property tax values, tax rates, maintains and updates the local tax assessment rolls.

Property owners may contact the Department of Assessment for questions about:
  • Shelby County property tax appeals and challenges
  • Property tax assessments and reassessments
  • Shelby County GIS maps, plat maps, and property boundaries
  • Delinquent property taxes
  • Shelby County, IA property tax payments and due dates
  • Assessment rolls and property tax rates
Shelby County Property Records

Shelby County Assessors keep property records for all real property within their jurisdictions. The Office maintains records which include geographic area, land size, building size and type as well as GIS maps, plat maps, and property boundaries. The Office also maintains public records available for search, including historical assessments of real and personal property, property deeds and bills of sale.

Property Assessments

Tax assessors adjust Shelby County, Iowa real property valuations and real estate tax rates by tracking comparable real estate sales and market valuations. Assessors track zoning requirements, construction permits, renovations, demolitions, working with Building Departments and Inspectors to reflect accurate changes to the property list.

Property Re-Assessments

Real property assessments are reassessed at intervals set by the local government. During reassessments Shelby County Assessors update real property values based on changes in market conditions, additions and removals to the property list.

Shelby County, Iowa Personal Property Assessments

Businesses in Shelby County are responsible for self-reporting personal property to the office of the Tax Assessor.