Why has my value changed for year to year?

The assessor has not created the value. People make value by their transactions in the market place. Property values are based on market values which fluctuate with general economic conditions such as interest rates, inflation rates, supply and demand and changes in tax laws. By Minnesota state law, as properties values change in the market place, those changes must be reflected in the assessor's estimated market value.  For more information please contact the Assessor's Office, 218-384-9149.

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1. What is the responsibility of the Assessor in the property tax system?
2. What is market value?
3. How does the Assessor determine the estimated market value?
4. Why has my value changed for year to year?
5. How can I judge the accuracy and fairness of my value and classification?
6. Does the estimated market value increase at the same rate on all properties?
7. Does an increase in market value mean that my taxes will increase?
8. Can the estimated market value change even if an appraiser has not been inside my property?
9. What is classification?