What we do

We value and classify property according to assessment standards set by the State of Minnesota.

Our mission

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

Who we are

Assessors are professionals with strict training, experience and certification requirements set by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors (governing body that administers assessor licensing). Assessors must have a college degree (or equivalent), real estate appraisal experience and certification from the Minnesota State Board of Assessors.

City of Minneapolis Assessor's Office Organizational Chart (PDF)

What we do

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Accurately and fairly appraise and classify real estate and appropriate personal property within the City of Minneapolis  Establish tax rates
Process owner requests for a valuation review Issue tax statements/bills
Explain the avenues of appeal if property owners disagree with their estimated market value Collect or refund taxes
Determine the current classification and use of property  
Process and maintain homestead applications   
Process special homestead applications for residents with qualifying disabilities   
Fulfill public requests for real estate property information  
Administer special programs (example: property tax exemption)  
Provide information and feedback to taxing authorities  

 

How we do it

  • Assessors value and classify property according to assessment standards set by the State of Minnesota. Assessors conduct 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 (land and building) change according to market conditions and changes in physical attributes. Many factors are considered in estimating property market value.
  • Assessors determine the classification or use of property. Property classifications are taxed at different percentages or rates according to Minnesota statutes.

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Contact us

City Assessor's Office

Address

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

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Mailing address
City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Avenue South, Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Secure drop box address
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., 1st floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415