The County Board appoints the County Assessor, usually for a term of four years.
The County Assessor is responsible for classifying and establishing market values
for all real estate and personal property in the county. It is important that each parcel of property
be accurately classified as each class is taxed at a different rate. Currently,
there are over 20 different classification categories in the State of Minnesota.
Examples of classifications would include Residential, Agricultural,
Commercial, Seasonal Recreational, Residential, Rural Vacant Land, etc.
If you feel your value or classification is incorrect, you have the right to appeal
to the Local Board of Review or Board of Equalization. The Assessor is responsible
for notifying you of your value, classification and dates and times for the appeal process.