Assessor

Overview

The purpose of this office is to administer and establish a fair and equitable valuation and tax assessment in accordance with the Minnesota State Laws and Regulations. The County Assessor has direct supervision over all Assessor staff within Carlton County. Work is performed under the general guidance of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner of Revenue, and the Department of Revenue.

Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be and are required and assigned.

  • Determines the estimated market values of all property in the county and makes the assessment based on the data collected by local assessors, the sales analysis reports, and the knowledge of established assessment standards and practices.
  • Investigates and recommends with respect to all the applications for reduction of valuation, homestead, classifications, and settlement of taxes, as prescribed by the Board of County Commissioners and Commissioner of Revenue.
  • Reviews all conveyances of property valuation splits, determines the assessed valuation of properties transferred and maintains a topographical / parcel map of the county as prescribed by the Commissioner of Revenue.

ATTENTION:

  70% - 100% DISABLED VETERANS CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE DAV HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXCLUSION – DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY EVERY YEAR

Due to 2017 legislative changes, reapplying for the 70% -100% Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Exclusion is no longer required.  There will be no letters sent asking the Disabled Veteran for an updated application and disability letter, all of this will be handled between the County Assessor’s Office and the County Veteran’s Office.  If there is a change in your status you will receive a letter from the Assessor’s Office letting you know that your homestead exclusion has changed.  This change applies to those currently receiving the 70% - 100% Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Property Exclusion. If you feel you qualify for this exclusion and are not receiving it contact the Assessor’s Office or their website, to fill out an application.  If you are unsure if you are receiving this benefit or have any other questions feel free to contact the Assessor’s Office at 218-384-9142.