The County Assessor’s Office supervises the valuation and classification of property as directed by Minnesota Statute and the Minnesota Department of Revenue to complete an equitable property tax assessment.

The Assessor is required by State law to assess all property at its full market value, which is generally very close to the value the property would sell for under normal conditions. We assess the property as of January 2nd of each year. The value is based on sales which occurred during a 12-month period.

A notice of valuation is mailed in the spring to each property owner. The taxes due on the property will be used to calculate taxes payable in the following year.

The County Assessor is an appointed position.

If you have any questions concerning the County Assessor’s Office, please contact our office.

May 2022 Storm Damage

If your property sustained structural damage due to the May 2022 storms the Assessor’s office has a form available from the state for a possible disaster credit/abatement if your property qualifies.  Below is the link for the form which must be sent to the assessor’s office no later than August 31, 2022.  If you have any questions, please contact the Assessor’s office at 320-208-6550.

Application for Local Option Disaster Abatements and Credits (PDF)


Tree and landscaping damage is not eligible for relief.