If you are a property owner and you believe that your Estimated Market Value or Classification is incorrect, please contact our office first. Also, consider viewing the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website and read both sides of your Notice of Valuation and Classification.
If an agreement is not reached after contacting our office, you may present your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. This Board has the authority to change value and class on properties if they believe errors were made. The Board consists of members of the local township board or city council. The Board meets each spring and the dates and times of each meeting are included below:
If your Notice of Valuation and Classification shows that you have an Open Book Meeting for your area and not a Local Board of Appeal, you may present your case at the Open Book Meeting at the specified date and time. The assessors review your case and make a decision at this time. This decision is not final and can be appealed to the County Board of Equalization.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome after going to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization or the Open Book Meeting, you have the right to appeal to the County Board of Equalization that is held in June of each year. You must have presented your case to the Local Board first unless your area doesn't hold a "Local Board of Appeal". You need to make an appointment with the County Assessor prior to appearing at the County Board of Equalization.
If you are not satisfied with the County Board of Equalization's decision, property owners may appeal to the Minnesota Tax Court. The Tax Court hears petitions from owners even if they haven't gone to the County Board or Local Board of Equalization. The deadline to file is April 30 of the taxes payable year. For more information on Tax Court, visit their website at www.taxcourt.state.mn.us.