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Important News

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The Steele County Board of Appeal and Equalization

will meet Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room

located at the Steele County Administration Center, 630 Florence Ave.

 

The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been propertly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value and classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor's office to discuss your concerns. 

If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local Board of Appeal and Equalization.

The board will review your assessments and make corrections as needed.

Generally, you must appeal to the local board BEFORE appealing to the Steele County Board of Equalization.

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2019 Steele County Property Tax Statements and Valuation Notices are mailed together

Over the years, property owners have received tax statements and valuation notices in two separate mailings. In a continuing effort to best use County tax dollars, the notices and statements are being mailed together. Steele County property owners can expect to receive tax statements and valuation notices the last week of March.  

It is important to note that the values on the 2019 Tax Statement were set in 2018 and can only be appealed in tax court now through April 30, 2019.  The Valuation Notice is the new valuation and classification for the 2019 assessment. This information will be used to calculate taxes in 2020. Steele County Land Use and Records Division mails this important information as part of the multi-year assessment and taxation process in Minnesota.

If property owners have questions or concerns about their 2019 Notice of Valuation and Classification, they are to contact the Steele County Assessor’s Office at (507) 444 7435. 

Taxpayers are reminded to watch for due dates on each individual tax statement, as different types of property may have different payment deadlines.  The first tax payment deadline for all property is May 15. 

Value & Tax Timeline

Calculating market values and property taxes doesn’t happen overnight. The process of determining market values collecting property taxes takes more than three years from start to finish.

How the process works for 2020 Property Taxes:

  • Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2018: Property data from market sales is collected to form the basis of the 2019 assessment.
  • Jan. 2, 2019: The "as of" date for the 2019 market values and classification for taxes payable in 2020 is effective.
  • End of March 2019: Assessing and Treasurer's Departments sends every property owner a Notice of Valuation for 2019 pay 2020 and a 2019 Tax Statement (based on the 2018 assessment) in one envelope.
  • March–May 2019: Property owners can appeal your estimated market value.
  • November, 2019: Proposed Tax Statements for 2020 are mailed to property owners.
  • March, 2020: 2020 Property Tax Statements sent.
  • May 15, 2020: First half of property taxes due.
  • October 15, 2020: Second half of property taxes due for non-agricultural properties.

For questions about the process, call the Assessors Office 507-444-7435.