Appealing the Value or Classification of Your Property
Informal Appeal Options- Contact Your Assessor
If you have questions or disagree with the classification or estimated market value for your property for the current assessment, please contact the assessor's office first to discuss your concerns. Often your issues can be resolved at this level.
Some jurisdictions choose to hold open book meetings to allow property owners to discuss their concerns with the assessor. To see if this option is available to you, the meeting time(s) and location(s) are indicated on the assessor's home page. Formal Appeal Options If your questions or concerns are not resolved after meeting with your assessor, you have two formal appeal options:
Option 1- The Boards of Appeal and Equalization You may appear before the Boards of Appeal and Equalization in person, through a letter, or through a representative authorized by you. The meeting times and locations are indicated on the assessor's home page. You must have presented your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization BEFORE appealing to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.
Step 1- Local Board of Appeal and Equalization If you believe your value or classification is incorrect, you may bring your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. Please contact our office for more information. If your city or township no longer has a Local Board of Appeal and Equalization you may appeal directly to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.
Step 2- County Board of Appeal and Equalization
If the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization did not resolve your concerns, you may bring your case to the County Board of Appeal an Equalization. Please contact our office to get on the agenda or for more information.
Option 2- Minnesota Tax Court Depending on the type of appeal, you may take your case to either Small Claims Division or the Regular Division of Tax Court. You have until April 30 of the year in which taxes are payable to file an appeal with the Small Claims Division or the Regular Division of Tax Court for your valuation and classification.
For more information, contact the Minnesota Tax Court: Phone: 651-539-3260 or for MN relay call 1-800-627-3529 On the web:www.mn.gov/tax-court
For more information please read the following document on the roles and responsibilities of the local and county boards of appeal and equalization in addition to those of the county assessor's office.