The mission of the Assessor's Office is to serve the taxpayers of Steele County by uniformly valuing and classifying real property in an accurate, equitable and cost effective manner as prescribed by the statutes of the State of Minnesota.
The Assessor's Office is responsible for placing an estimate of market value and classification of each property every year as of January 2nd. The values and classifications are used in conjunction with other factors for determining property taxes payable in the following year.
Located on the first floor of the Steele County Administration Center at 630 Florence Ave, in Owatonna, MN 55060.
You may obtain specific property information by following the link on the left: "Tax Information and Parcel Data". This data includes information about property characteristics, taxes and GIS mapping.
The assessor maintains records on the physical characteristics of each property in the County. The Assessor’s Office is required by State law to physically review your property at least once every five years and record any changes in property characteristics since their last visit. This review is part of an ongoing revaluation program to ensure the accuracy of our data and to assist us in estimating a fair and equitable value of your property for property tax purposes. This process is known as the quintile review. Reference (Minnesota Statutes, 273.01).
The Appraisal staff carries County Identification and will request permission to view the interior and exterior of your property. If you are not home we will complete an exterior inspection and a notice may be left on your front door notifying you of our visit with any further instructions such as a need for an interior review or verification of information.
The quintile review for the 2018 assessment will be conducted during the summer of 2017. Please see the attached map to view this quintile area.
- 2018 QUINTILE REVIEW AREA
- 2017 STEELE COUNTY ASSESSMENT REPORT
- 2017 CITY OF OWATONNA ASSESSMENT REPORT
- COPY FEES
- 2017 BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING DATES