Assessor Overview

 Tony Buman,

The Assessor's primary duty and responsibility is 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

Assessor's Office staff includes:

Tony Buman - Assessor   tbuman@shco.org
Taryn Knapp - Real Estate/GIS   tknapp@shco.org

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Contact Information

Tony Buman
Shelby County Assessor
612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Phone: 712.755.5718
Fax: 712.755.3200
Email: tbuman@shco.org

Shelby County Courthouse

612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4:30 pm