How are your real estate taxes determined?

Taxing jurisdictions such as the county, schools, cities, and townships, adopt their budget after public hearings. 

From these budgets the County Auditor determines the tax levy, which is used to calculate the rate of taxation required to raise the money budgeted. The taxes you pay are proportionate to the value and classification of your property compared to other properties in your taxing district.

The Assessor’s responsibility is with market value and classification, not taxes. 

The Assessor does not:

  • Calculate Taxes
  • Collect Taxes
  • Determine Tax Rate
  • Establish Property Tax Laws

For more information please contact the Assessor at 763-689-2752.

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1. What Is the responsibility of the Assessor in the Property Tax System?
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?
7. What special programs may lower your taxes?
8. What is an agriculture classification?