Property Taxes

Property Valuation Notice

When you review your property valuation notice in March, please note that your property tax is determined by the following four factors:

  1. the amount of money spent by local taxing jurisdictions;
  2. the impact of the market value exclusion credit;
  3. the taxable market value of your property; and
  4. your property classification.

If you disagree with the third or fourth factor, then you can appeal your property value with the Board of Appeal and Equalization. By law, only objections to the market value or property classifications of your property for the 2022 values for taxes payable in 2023 will be addressed. The Board will not discuss your current property taxes.


What should you do if you believe the estimated market value or classification of your property is higher than other comparable properties?

Step 1 – Discuss this information with the City Assessor

If you believe that the estimated market value or classification of your property is incorrect, your first step should be to contact the City Assessor. The city assessor may be able to answer your questions without requiring your presence at the Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting. Contact the City Assessor Melissa Potter at  612-348-3046 or via email at [email protected] to review the issue in greater detail. Please call immediately after receiving your value notice.

Step 2 – Attend Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting*

If, after the city assessor has reviewed your property value and classification and you disagree with their findings, you still feel you have information to support an appeal, you should attend the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. Remember that the property owner is responsible for presenting evidence to the Board as to why the market value as determined by the city assessor is not fair and equitable.

Appeals at the Board of Appeal and Equalization will be considered in the following order:

  1. Residents who have met with the city assessor but were unable to come to a mutual agreement on the estimated market value of your property.
  2. Residents presenting their cases in advance of the meeting by letter or email.
  3. Residents who have come directly to the Board without advance notice or without contacting the city assessor prior to the meeting.

* Residents will be allowed three minutes to present their appeal to the Board. After the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting, residents will be notified with the Board’s decision. The Board may decide to hold a reconvened meeting for the purpose of considering the appeals presented. New appeals will not be heard at the reconvened meeting.

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