How is market value estimated?
  • The assessor collects sales information on all types of property, and studies characteristics such as location, size of the parcel, improvements, and amenities that affect what buyers would pay for your property. Local sales will impact local values. 
  • The assessor uses actual sales of similar properties in your neighborhood to estimate what buyers would pay for your property. (A single sale does not make a market.)
  • The assessor visits your property to record the existence and character of improvements that contribute to its market value.

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?