Crow Wing County Land Services will begin the state mandated quintile process of physically viewing 20% of the parcels within the county for property valuations effective in 2022.

State statute requires each county to review properties annually to verify the accuracy and completeness of assessment records used to determine property taxes. This year, property assessors will view approximately 10,000 parcels countywide.

“Property owners may see assessors verifying information about their property, including size, quality, homestead status and conditions of improvements,” Property Assessor Supervisor Sandra Brueland said in a news release. “Assessors will also be able to answer property owners’ questions about the property tax process."

Assessors will always display their county identification badges, and vehicles will display county markers. Business cards will be left with customers if no one is home during the visit, and some customers may receive a followup letter requesting an interior review if necessary.

“We are committed to fairly and accurately valuing property for tax purposes. Annual physical reviews of property is an essential tool in maintaining accurate, uniform and consistent property valuations,” the news release said.

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Information from the 2021 physical review will be reflected in the 2022 property tax assessment. Property valuations are primarily determined by analyzing sales information on similar properties throughout the county. Official notice of the 2022 assessment will be mailed to property owners by the end of March next year.

Property owners may contact the office at landservices@crowwing.us or 218-824-1010 with any questions they may have about the valuation and classification process.