City Assessor's Office

City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Ave. S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Call 311 or (612) 673-3000
Fax (612) 673-3538

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
 

About the Assessor’s Office

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for estimating the market value and determining the classification of each piece of real estate property in the City of Minneapolis for property tax purposes. We follow professional standards to provide a real estate appraisal practice of uniformity and fairness in assessments, which takes into account the differences between properties. Valuations follow the standards established by Minnesota Statutes and the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Please remember the assessor's duties fall within the framework of Minnesota state law. Any changes to procedures for assessment and tax calculation can be made only by your state legislators.

The functions of the Assessor’s Office are to:

What do City Assessors do?

Assessors value and classify real estate property according to assessment standards set by the State of Minnesota. An assessor conducts both individual and mass appraisals of real estate property.

Assessors study construction, sales data, and neighborhood trends to establish valuation benchmarks in their appraisal work. Property values, which include the land and buildings, change continuously with changing market conditions and changes in physical attributes. Many factors are considered in estimating the market value of property.

Assessors determine the classification or use of each property. The various classifications are taxed at different percentages or rates according to Minnesota Statutes.

What are the requirements for being an Assessor in the City of Minneapolis?

The assessors employed by the City of Minneapolis Assessor’s Office are professionals, with stringent training, experience and certification requirements set by the MN State Board of Assessors, the governing body that administers the licensure of assessors. An Assessor must have a college degree or equivalency, plus real estate appraisal experience and certification from the Minnesota State Board of Assessors is required.

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Last updated Dec 16, 2014