The Preliminary Market Value Review/Open Book Meeting is to discuss concerns relating to the 2012 Estimated Market Value for Taxes Payable in 2013. The Assessor's Office cannot address an appeal of the taxes or the 2011 Estimated Market Value for Taxes Payable in 2012 at this time. An appeal of the 2011 Estimated Market Value can only be appealed through the Minnesota Tax Court.
Informal Appeal Options:
Call the Assessor's Office First
If you have questions or disagree with the classification or Estimated Market Value of your property for 2012, please contact the Assessor's Office at 651-385-3006 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. If this is an option available to you, the meeting time and location can be found at Local Boards of Review and Open Book Meetings.
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. Check the Local Boards of Review and Open Book Meetings for your date and location. You must have presented your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization BEFORE appealing o 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 as 651-385-3006.
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 651-385-3006 in advance to get on the agenda. The 2012 meeting will be on the 3rd Floor of the Goodhue County Government Center, 509 W 5th St, 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 2011 Estimated Market Value for Taxes Payable in 2012 must be filed with the court on or before April 30, 2012. For more information, contact the Minnesota Tax Court at 1-800-627-3529 or www.taxcourt.state.mn.us.