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Property owners recently received a Notice of Valuation and Classification for Taxes Payable for 2021. This form is to notify you of the market value and classification of your property for assessment year 2020. The property taxes that you pay in 2021 will be based on this classification.
Listed are the dates and times of the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. Also listed are three dates and times for Alternative Meetings for 2020. If you believe that your valuation and classification are correct, it is not necessary to contact your assessor and/or attend any of the listed meetings.
If the property information is not correct, if you disagree with the values, or if you have questions about your notice, please contact your assessor first at (507) 332-6102 to discuss any questions or concerns.
Property owners may attend any of the three Open Book Meetings in Lonsdale, Northfield or Faribault to have a one on one discussion with the assessor. Often your issues can be resolved at this level. The assessor will advise you of your further appeal rights, if needed.
Read your notice carefully for all your appeal options.
Local Boards of Appeal & Equalization and Alternate Meetings 2020
Open Book Meetings:
Monday – 4/13/2020 – 9:00-11:00 am – Lonsdale City Hall
Monday – 4/13/2020 – 12:00-2:00 pm – Northfield City Hall
Monday – 4/13/2020 – 4:00-6:00 pm – Rice County Government Center (Fblt)
ALL PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE THE OPTION OF ATTENDING ANY OF THE OPEN BOOK MEETINGS.
Local Board of Appeal and Equalization:
Tuesday – 4/14/2020 – 9:00 am – Forest Twp
Wednesday – 4/15/2020 – 9:00 am – Wells Twp
County Board of Appeal and Equalization:
Wednesday – 6/17/2020 – 6:30 pm – Rice County Commissioner’s Room
THE COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION WILL MEET IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICES BUILDING.
Paul Knutson, County Assessor, (507) 332-6102
Sara Folsted, County Administrator, (507) 332-6121