What We Do
The Property & 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 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.
Scott County Tax Court Petition Service
Scott County is currently 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. 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
- If possible all petitions should be served by email
- Email shall be submitted by sending one email to all four of the following email addresses:
- Kurt Whitman - Kwhitman@co.scott.mn.us
- Jeanne Andersen - Jandersen@co.scott.mn.us
- Christian Huskey– CHuskey@co.scott.mn.us
- Terence Chacka - Tchacka@co.scott.mn.us
3. The subject of the email shall be: Tax Appeal Service #Name of Petitioner# v Scott County.
4. 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.
5. You must still file the petition with the Administrator of the District Court. You may use the email replies as proof of service.
6. If the two replies have not been received within 24 hours of submission please follow up or resubmit as appropriate.
Option 2 - Drop Box Use (For When Email Is Not Possible)
- Scott County has placed a black drop box outside of its Government Center entrance.
- This drop box may be used by parties that do not have appropriate scanning/email capability.
- Petitions may be served by dropping a sealed envelope.
- That is labeled “Taxation: Tax Appeal Service”
- That contains:
- Two paper copies of the tax petition
- Two additional copies of the acknowledgement signature pages
- Two self-addressed stamped envelopes
- The County will complete the acknowledgement pages and return them to you in the envelopes you provide.
- You can then file the petition and acknowledgements with District Court according to their directions and processes.
- What is Market Value?
- How does the Assessor Estimate Market Value?
- How is my Estimated Market Value established?
- Why has my Estimated Market Value changed?
- Does the Estimated Market Value change at the same rate on all properties?
- What will happen to my estimated market value if I improve my property?