Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Notices have been mailed out to Olmsted County property owners regarding the 2022 assessed value and/or classification of their property.

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The majority of southeast Minnesota, including Olmsted County, saw a residential value increase of 20% or more. If property owners do not agree with their assessment, they are encouraged to follow the steps to begin the appeal process:

1) Contact the Olmsted County Assessor’s Office

a. Collect documentation to support your opinion. Examples include a recent appraisal, recent sale of like property, recent change in revenue, etc.
b. Call 507-328-7670.
c. Visit the Assessor’s Office located at 151 4th Street SE in Rochester, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Example of Olmsted County Valuation Notice (click to enlarge)
Example of Olmsted County Valuation Notice (click to enlarge)

2) Attend Meeting of the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization/Open Book Meeting

If property owners are not satisfied after their discussion with the Olmsted County Assessor’s Office, they are welcome to attend the appropriate meeting of their Local Board of Appeal and Equalization (LBAE) or the Open Book meeting listed on their Valuation Notice.

These meetings are virtual and will be held between Monday, April 11, 2022, and Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Go to the Olmsted County Website and select “If the issue is not resolved” for more information on meeting dates, times, and how to access the virtual meetings.

3) Attend the County Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting

Attend the County Board of Appeal and Equalization (CBAE) meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Property owners must have attended a local board of appeals meeting (if offered in their jurisdiction) prior to attending the county board of appeals. If your jurisdiction has an open book meeting, you may appeal directly to the county board of appeals.

4) Petition the Minnesota Tax Court

A property owner’s final avenue to appeal is to petition the Minnesota Tax Court. Tax petitions may be filed after the valuation notice is received and before April 30 of the year the taxes are payable (appeals of 2022 assessed values may be filed in Minnesota Tax Court until April 30, 2023). For more information, visit the Minnesota Tax Court website or call 651-539-3260.

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