Assessor and Zoning Administrator:
Forrest (Rusty) Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph: (641) 747-3319
Fx: (641) 747-8206
Guthrie County Courthouse
200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 (M-F)
For questions about the Guthrie County GIS services please contact the Assessor's Office.
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County Assessor's Office
Welcome to the Guthrie County Assessor's Office. 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 Assessor
does not collect taxes, calculate taxes, or determine the tax rate.
The Assessor is concerned with value, not taxes.
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.
The County Assessor's Office is located at 200 North 5th, Guthrie
Center, Iowa. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30
If you have questions about the County's GIS service, contact the Assessor's office.
Guthrie County Assessor Online Resources
Beacon - Guthrie County Parcel & GIS Data
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