In a continuing effort to efficiently use County tax dollars, the “Notice of Valuation and Classification” will be mailed with Tax Statements. Steele County property owners can expect to receive this important information in the end of March.
In this mailing from Steele County you will receive:
- The 2021 assessment information on the Valuation Notice will be used for property taxes payable in 2022.
- The 2021 Property Tax Statement is based on the assessment information from the 2020.
It is important to note that the assessment information on the 2021 Tax Statement was set in 2020 and can only be appealed in Minnesota Tax Court now through April 30, 2021. The Valuation Notice contains the new valuation and classification for the 2021 assessment. This information will be used to calculate property taxes in 2022. Steele County mails this important information as part of the multi-year assessment and taxation process in Minnesota.
Anyone who believes that their 2021 assessment valuation and classification is correct does not need to contact the assessor and/or attend any of the appeal meetings. If the property information is not correct, if you disagree with the value/ classification or if you have questions about your notice, please contact the Steele County Assessor’s Office first at 507- 444-7435 to discuss any questions or concerns. Often, issues can be resolved at this level.
If your questions or concerns are not resolved, formal appeal options are available. Formal appeal information, dates, times and location are listed on the bottom of the Valuation Notice. Please contact the Assessor’s Office know if you plan on attending the meeting, known as the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization, to get on the agenda and to provide the board with property and assessment information. The assessor will advise property owners of further appeal rights, if needed. Read the notice carefully for all your appeal options.
If the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization did not resolve your concerns, you may bring your case to the Steele County Board of Appeal and Equalization. Please contact the Assessor’s Office to get on the agenda and for more information. The County Board of Appeal and Equalization will meet on June 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Steele County Administrative Center in the board room.