Accessing Services During COVID-19 Suspension
2020 Annual Inspection Process: COVID-19 Procedures
The County Assessing Department is required by statute to physically inspect all property within the county once every five years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our normal process has temporarily changed in order to protect both staff and county residents. The appraisal staff will NOT be knocking on individual doors, walking the perimeter of the home or leaving door tags stating we were out completing our inspection process. The new process will be done from the street where the appraiser will take a photo of the buildings and make general notes of the property condition.
The appraisal staff will be wearing hi-vis vests, County ID badges and driving county vehicles. They are instructed to maintain social distancing and minimal contact with the public and to have available a mask in case a conversation with a property owner occurs.
Any questions concerning this new policy can be addressed by calling 952-361-1967 or emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phase I Reopening effective May 4th.
County buildings will remain closed for walk-up/walk-in services but County staff will begin offering certain services by appointment only.
Assessing will begin providing certain services by appointment where customers and staff are separated by the recently installed glass.
An Appointment will be made only if the service cannot be completed electronically or via mail. All customers will be encouraged to wear a face covering when entering the building and keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
If your needs require an appointment with the Assessing Office or if you have questions please call 952-361-1960.
Carver County Assessing Department
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Keith R. Kern, County Assessor
600 East 4th Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318
Phone: (952) 361-1960
Fax: (952) 361-1959
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Carver County Assessor's Office determines the value of approximately 42,000 parcels in the county.
The Carver County Assessor's Office is responsible for establishing the market value and determining classification (use) of property located within Carver County. Each property's share of taxes is determined according to its value, use, and the property tax levies.
In Minnesota, property taxes provide most of the funding for local government services. Carver County collects the taxes and distributes the money between the county, cities, townships, school districts and special districts such as the Metropolitan Council, Southwest Metro Transit, Water Maintenance Organizations and the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.
Minnesota state law requires that assessors view each parcel of real estate at least once every five years to appraise its market value. Property values, which include the land and buildings, change continuously with changing market conditions and changes in physical attributes. Many factors are considered in estimating the market value of property. Assessors determine the classification or use of each property. For instance, property may be residential homestead (owner-occupied), residential non-homestead, agricultural or commercial. The various classifications are taxed at different percentages or rates according to Minnesota Statutes.
Valuations follow the standards established by the Minnesota Department of Revenue, State Board of Assessors, and State Statutes. Assessors study construction, sales data, and neighborhood trends to establish valuation standards in their appraisal work.
Market values are determined every Jan. 2.
The Carver County Property Assessment Department offers assessing services, via contract, to all districts of the county. Appraisers employed by the Assessor’s Office are professionals, with stringent training and experience requirements set by the State Board of Assessors. The Minnesota State Board of Assessors governs and administers licensure of appraisers. Carver County requires additional training and encourages continuous education in the areas of management, organization and customer service.
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On the assessment process, please reference Minnesota Department of Revenue