City Assessor's Office

City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Avenue South, Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Call 311 or (612) 673-3000
Fax (612) 673-3538
[email protected]

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

Preparing for a Hearing

Typical City of Minneapolis Local Board of Appeal and Equalization (LBAE) Hearing Agenda

1. The deputy assessor provides information on each property and comparable properties sold in the area.

2. The applicant explains to the LBAE why they believe their property value is too high. The applicant presents comparable sold properties, appraiser evaluations, or other market data to prove their case.

3. The LBAE takes the case under consideration and makes a recommendation to City Council for final approval.

4. The City of Minneapolis Clerk's Office notifies each applicant of the LBAE's decision by the end of May.

What to Bring to the Hearing

To appeal the value of your property you may show:

If the property is income producing (duplex, triplex, apartment, commercial, etc.), submit an Income and Expense Statement and a current rent roll with the application. Include any additional documents you feel are relevant to your case.

Factors the LBAE Cannot Consider

By state law, the LBAE cannot lower values due to the following factors:

LBAE Evaluation Process

By state law, the LBAE has the responsibility to determine a property's fair market value. Fair market value is defined as "the price that would prevail under competitive, open market conditions" as of January 2, of the assessment year.

The applicants’ appearance before the LBAE will result in one of the following actions:


By state law, the LBAE cannot lower taxes. The LBAE may only review the market value or classification of a property.

Last updated Mar 20, 2018



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