How can I judge the accuracy and fairness of my value and classification?

What Can Your Assessor Review With You

  • Parcel records
  • Local sales activity 
  • General market trends. 
  • How other local properties are valued and classified to judge if your property is fairly valued and classified.

After meeting with your assessor to discuss your concerns there are three levels of appeal available. These must be completed in order, unless you choose to go directly to the Regular Division of Minnesota Tax Court.

Levels of Appeal

  • City and Township Board of Review meet in April to review and rule upon appeals. They have the right to order changes on your value and classification. Call or write your city or township clerk to appear at the meeting.
  • If you are not satisfied with the Board of Review’s decision, you may appeal to the County Board of Equalization, which meets during the last two weeks of June. The Board of Equalization is made up of the County Board of Commissioners and County Auditor, who hear taxpayer appeals. To schedule an appeal, call the County Auditor at 763-689-1644.
  • If you are not satisfied with the County Board of Equalization’s decision, you may appeal to the Minnesota Tax Court. You have until March 31 of the year the tax is payable to appeal the valuation.

Minnesota Tax Court Divisions

  • Small Claims Division hears appeals concerning homes (of any market value) or other types of property (of less than $100,000 in market value) that have already been heard by local Boards of Review and Boards of Equalization 
  • Regular Division hears all kinds of appeals. The proceedings of the Small Claims Division are less formal, and people may represent themselves. The proceedings of the Regular Division conform to the Minnesota rules of civil procedure, causing most people to hire an attorney.

The assessor who values and classifies your property should be your first contact if you have questions or want more information. If you are not sure who your assessor is, call the Isanti County Assessor’s office at  763-689-2752.

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2. How are your real estate taxes determined?
3. What is market value?
4. How is market value estimated?
5. What is classification?
6. How can I judge the accuracy and fairness of my value and classification?
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