Boards and Commissions

County Office Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Public Health Services Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court Hours

M W F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T Th 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buena Vista County, Iowa - Beautiful View

Board Members

Judy Bodholdt
Margie Robinson
Glen Huntington
Dan Robinson
Randy Tilk

Board of Review

Term, 6 years (by appointment). The County Board of Review, appointed by the County Conference Board, shall meet on May 1st at the office of the County Assessor and shall sit from day to day until its duties are completed, which shall not be later than the 1st day of June. The Board shall adjust the assessment, by raising or lowering, of any person, partnership, corporation or associations as to any of the items of their assessment in such a manner as to secure the listing of property at market value. It shall also add to the assessment rolls any taxable property not included therein, assessing the same in the name of the owner thereof. All meetings of the board shall be public and it shall keep minutes of its proceedings. The County Board of Review shall have all the power of local boards of review now prescribed by Section 441.31, 2009 Code of Iowa, and appeal may be taken from any Acts as provided by Section 441.37.

Buena Vista County Board of Review

Glen Huntington Architect 12/31/2021
Margie Robinson Real Estate Broker 12/31/2020
Dan Robinson Appraiser 12/31/2020
Judy Bodholdt Farmer 12/31/2019
Randy Tilk Utilities Manager 12/31/2019

If you believe the assessed value of your property exceeds the anticipated market value, depending on the date, you have two options available to you.

Prior to April 1, the property owner/agent should contact the Assessor’s Office to discuss the assessment. The Assessor can make changes to the assessment up to April 1 of the current assessment year. 

After April 1, Iowa Code section 441.30(1) provides that any property owner or aggrieved taxpayer who is not satisfied with their assessment may contact the Assessor April 2, to and including April 25, to request an informal review.

Appeals to the Board of Review may be filed from April 2 through April 30. Per the Code of Iowa, the Assessor cannot make changes to the Assessment after April 1.

The links below provide information regarding the appeal and some of the requirements or suggestions you may utilize as you consider the appeal of your value to the Board of Review. Please follow the Procedural Rules when filing an appeal to the Board of Review.


Petition - Regular Session


Petition - Special Equalization Session