Lois Heckethorn
County Assessor

Rhonda Norton
Field Appraiser

The County Assessor’s Office is located in the lower level of the Courthouse.

The Assessor’s office is charged with numerous responsibilities, both administrative and statutory. Our primary duty is to make sure all real property within our jurisdiction is assessed except where the law provides otherwise. This includes residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural property. Real property is revalued every two years. The effective date of the assessment is the first day of January of the current year. The assessor determines either a full or partial value for new construction and improvements depending upon the state of completion on January 1st.

The County Assessor is appointed to their position by a conference board consisting of the members of the Board of Supervisors, the Mayors of all incorporated cities, and a member from each school district within the jurisdiction provided they live in the jurisdiction. The assessor is 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 60 hours non-tested to be completed for each six-year term.

  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – ASSESSOR CLERK/FIELD APPRAISER! The Davis County Assessor’s Office is accepting resumes for an ASSESSOR CLERK/FIELD APPRAISER position.  The successful applicant is expected to become Deputy Assessor certified as per IA Code, Chapter 441.5 as soon as possible.  Starting pay is $20/hour plus benefits (health insurance, IPERS etc).  There will be a significant increase in salary after meeting deputy assessor criteria.  Work hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Continuing education, workshops and some overtime are required.  We are an equal opportunity employer.
  • The successful candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office, be able to understand written and verbal instructions, be physically able to inspect construction sites and willing to learn all aspects of Iowa assessor duties.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday  8:00am – 4:00pm


Parcel Search
Residential Sale Search
Iowa State Association of Assessors
Property Tax Credits and Exemptions
Iowa Department of Revenue

General Misconceptions About the Assessor’s Work
The Assessor does not:

  • Collect taxes
  • Calculate taxes
  • Determine tax rate
  • Set policy for the Board of Review

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