Steps to AppealIf I have a dispute with the assessor’s value:
Then, if still not resolved:
- Collect facts to show why your market value is wrong, (recent appraisal).
- Contact the assessor’s office and ask for a review / inspection of your property.
- Attend the Open Book meeting or Local Board of Appeal & Equalization meeting listed on your Valuation Notice.
- From the Open Book meeting and the Local Board meeting you can appeal further at the County Board of Appeal & Equalization.
Click here for list of Board of Appeal and Equalization meetings.
Please note - per MN Statute 274.01 Subd. 1(b) - "The board may not make an individual market value adjustment or classification change that would benefit the property if the owner or other person having control over the property has refused the assessor access to inspect the property and the interior of any buildings or structures as provided in section 273.20"
If you are planning on appealing to the Local or County Board, please try to make an appointment with the Assessor’s Office before the meeting by calling 218-384-9149.Finally, if your concern is still not resolved:
- You may petition the Minnesota Tax Court
- Tax Petitions may be filed after you receive your valuation notice and before April 30 of the year the taxes are payable.
Helpful Information about Property Values:
Appealing Property Value and Classification
Estimated Market Value
Property Assessment in an Appreciating Market
Homestead Exclusion - Why Did Mine Go Down?
Understanding Property Tax
Parcel Info Sales