The township assessor is elected or appointed for a four year term. The primary responsibility is to make the original assessments in a township for purposes of property taxation. Upon completion of their work they submit all changes to the Chief County Assessor.
Prior to January 1 of each year the Chief County Assessment Officer calls a meeting with the township assessors to instruct them in uniformity of their functions.
There are 15 assessment districts in Henry County with 12 different assessors. Township assessors work part-time and most work from their home. Only a couple have an office outside their home.