Crow Wing County Land Services to begin property assessments
The state statute requires each county to review properties annually to verify the accuracy and completeness of assessment records used to determine property taxes.
BRAINERD — Crow Wing County Land Services will begin the state mandated “quintile” process of physically viewing 20% of the parcels within the county for property valuation effective in 2023.
The 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 8,000 parcels county wide.
“Property owners will see assessors verifying information about their property including size, quality, homestead status and conditions of improvements. Assessors will also be able to answer property owners’ questions about the property tax process,” Property Assessor Supervisor Sandra Brueland said in a news release.
“This may be the only contact a property owner has with the county, and we are committed to providing excellent customer service during this review 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 follow-up letter requesting an interior review if necessary,” Brueland said.
Information from the 2022 physical review will be reflected in the 2023 property tax assessment. Property valuations are primarily determined by analyzing sales information on similar properties throughout the county. Official notes of the 2023 assessment will be mailed to property owners by the end of March next year.
“We are committed to fairly and accurately valuing property for tax purposes,” Brueland said. “Annual physical reviews of property are an essential tool in maintaining accurate, uniform and consistent property valuations.”