Valuation / Classification Appeal

If you decide to appeal either your valuation or your classification, it can be done either through a 3-step appeal or a 1 step appeal.

3-Step Appeal Process

  • Appeal to the City or Township Board of Appeal and Equalization which meets in April or May. They have the right to order changes in your value and classification.
  • If you are not satisfied with the City or Township’s decision, you may appeal to the County Board of Equalization which meets in June. They also have the right to order changes in your value and classification.
  • If you are not satisfied with the County’s decision, you may file an appeal with the Minnesota Tax Court. You have until March 31 of the year the tax is payable to appeal the valuation and classification in Tax Court.
You must appear in the order specified; Local, County, and then Tax Court. If you do not appeal at the local City or Township level, the County Board can not take action on your appeal. You may make the appeal by attending in person, through a designated representative, or by sending a written request.

1 Step Appeal Process
The 1 step appeal may be made directly to the Regular Division of the Tax Court without utilizing the local appeals proceedings. More information on the appeal process is on your notice of value or is available at the assessor’s office.