Appeal Options

The Preliminary Market Value Review / Open Book Meeting is to discuss concerns relating to the current year Estimated Market Value for Taxes Payable the following year. The Assessor's Office cannot address an appeal of the taxes for the prior year at this time. An appeal of the prior year Estimated Market Value can only be appealed through the Minnesota Tax Court.

Call the Assessor's Office First
If you have questions or disagree with the classification or Estimated Market Value of your property for the current year, please contact the Assessor's Office at 651-385-3040 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.

Formal Appeal Options
Option 1: Attend a Local Meeting
You may appear before the Boards of Appeal and Equalization / Open Book in person, through a letter or through a representative authorized by you. You must have presented your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization before appealing the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.
  • Step 1: Local Board of Appeal and Equalization / Open Book. If you believe your value or classification is incorrect, you may bring your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization or your Open Book meeting. Contact us at 651-385-3040.  See the list of meeting dates.
  • Step 2: County Board of Appeal and Equalization. If the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization did not resolve your concern, you may bring your case to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization. You must call 651-385-3040 in advance to get on the agenda. The meeting will be on the third Floor of the Goodhue County Government Center at 509 West 5 Street, Red Wing, MN 55066.
Option 2: Minnesota Tax Court
Depending on the type of appeal, you may take your case to either the Small Claims Division or the Regular Division of Tax Court. An appeal of the prior year Estimated Market Value for Taxes Payable in the current year must be filed on or before April 30. For more information, contact the Minnesota Tax Court at 800-627-3529 or visit the Minnesota Tax Court website.