Assessment

COVID-19 Updated 4/28/20 2:26 PM

OPEN BOOK APPEAL MEETING NOTICE

The Scott County Open Book Meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 6th from 2:00 to 7:00 PM will not be held in person. Instead, these meetings will be held via telephone by calling 952-496-8973 during the scheduled time.

You may also call the Assessor listed towards the bottom of your Valuation Notice to receive the same level of service on your appeal as you would during the Open Book Meeting. You may do so anytime ahead of the scheduled meeting.

COVID-19 Updated 4/9/20 8:00 AM

Scott County began mailing 2020 Tax Statements and Valuation Notices on Friday 3/13. If you have questions or concerns regarding these mailings, call the assessor listed towards the bottom of your purple Valuation Notice. The Property and Taxation Services department is NOT conducting business in person at this time, so please do not come into the Government Center. For any questions that do not concern your Tax Statement or Valuation Notice, please direct your calls to 952-496-8115 or emails to propertytax@co.scott.mn.us.

SCOTT COUNTY TAX COURT PETITION SERVICE DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

For the period of the COVID19 Emergency, Scott County is accepting service of tax appeal petitions under the following procedures.

These methods of service will only be available until 4:30 p.m. CST on the date determined by the legislature to be the filing deadline for 2020 tax appeals. The County will not acknowledge any petitions delivered after the deadline. Because you will still be responsible for filing your tax petition by the filing deadline, Scott County strongly encourages you to consider time constraints when using these methods.

OPTION 1 – EMAIL

  1. If possible all petitions should be served by email
  2. Email shall be submitted by sending one email to all four of the following email addresses:

Use this line for copy and pasting purposes: sott@co.scott.mn.us; jandersen@co.scott.mn.us; CBohnsack@co.scott.mn.us;  TWillmore@co.scott.mn.us

  1. The subject of the email shall be: Tax Appeal Service #Name of Petitioner# v Scott County.
  2. We will send you 2 reply email acknowledgements of the service; 1 from the County Attorney’s Office and 1 combined Assessor/Auditor/Treasurer reply.
  3. You may use the email replies attached to your petition during eFiling to document service on the required County offices.
  4. If the two replies have not been received within 24 hours of submission please follow up or resubmit as appropriate.

OPTION 2 – DROP BOX FOR USE WHEN EMAIL IS NOT POSSIBLE

  1. Scott County has placed a black drop box outside of its Government Center entrance.
  2. This drop box may be used by parties that do not have appropriate scanning/email capability.
  3. Petitions may be served by dropping a sealed envelope
    1. That is labeled “Taxation: Tax Appeal Service”
    2. That contains:
      1. Two paper copies of the tax petition
      2. Two additional copies of the acknowledgement signature pages
      3. Two self-addressed stamped envelopes
  1. The County will complete the acknowledgement pages and return them to you in the envelopes you provide.
  2. You can then file the petition and acknowledgements with District Court according to their directions and processes.
The Property and Taxation Services Department employs eleven licensed professional assessors who are responsible for estimating the market value and determining the classification of approximately 58,000 parcels located in Scott County for property tax purposes.

Valuations


Valuations must meet the standards established by Minnesota Statutes and the Minnesota Department of Revenue. This department appraises all property at actual market value, determines the current classification/use of the property, informs property owners of their estimated value, conducts public meetings to discuss those values, applies appropriate classification rates, and compiles taxable values for each taxing authority.

Learn about the changes from homestead market value credit (PDF) to the homestead market value exclusion.