Check your mailbox
Property owners recently received their 2018 tax statement and 2019 notice of valuation from Scott County.
The 2018 tax statement usually draws the most attention as it is the property owner’s tax liability for the current year. However, the 2019 notice of valuation is also a very important document that should be reviewed carefully by each property owner. This notice is used in calculating property taxes for 2019 and is based on the property value as of Jan. 2, 2018.
City staff often receive inquiries in mid-November when the proposed tax statements for the upcoming year are received. Many questions are related to property value changes. Unfortunately, at that time of the year, valuations are finalized and cannot be contested. So, reviewing your 2019 notice of valuation at this time of year is important.
If property owners have questions regarding their valuation or classification, they should contact the Scott County Assessor’s office. The telephone number of the appropriate assessor is listed on the statement. The city's annual Open Book meeting to challenge assessments is Wednesday, May 2 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Scott County Government Center.
For more information in regards to the assessment appeal process, please visit the Scott County Assessor’s website at www.scottcountymn.gov/332/Assessment.