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Appealing Your Market Value and Property Class
If you disagree or have questions with your estimated market value or classification, the first step is contacting the Assessor's Office to discuss, see below for further detail of the process depending on the time of year different steps may need to be taken, throughout any part of the appeal process you may file directly with Minnesota Tax Court:
Step One: Contact Carver County Property Assessment Office
If you disagree with your estimated market value or classification, please contact the Carver County Property Assessment Office
- Homestead Questions: 952.361.1960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Value and Classification: Contact your Appraiser or email email@example.com
*Do your research.
- Verify information about your property first in order to review sales of similar homes.
- Check real estate ads to get an idea of the asking price of local properties.
- Collect recent appraisals or recent sales of like property.
It is the owner's responsibility to show clear and convincing evidence that this value is incorrect.
Step Two: Open Book or Local Board of Appeal & Equalization
If you reside in San Francisco Township, Watertown Township, or Dahlgren Township your first official opportunity to appeal your property valuation or class is at the Local Board of Review. It is suggested that you call the Assessor's office at (952) 361-1960, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate your concerns and ask any questions you may have. The Local Board of Review or Open Book Meeting information is provided on the valuation notice you received in the mail.
***DUE to the county shut down for COVID-19 please contact your assessor by email, phone, or letter.
Thank you so much for your understanding!***
NOTE: If you reside in San Francisco Township, Watertown Township, or Dahlgren Township and do not first appeal to the Local Board of Review, your appeal cannot be heard by the County Board of Equalization.
If your appeal is unsuccessful, proceed to step three.
Step Three: County Board of Equalization
Appeals to the County Board of Equalization can be made in person, through a designated representative or by sending a letter. Please note you must have appealed at the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization before proceeding to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.
To schedule an appointment for your appeal, call the Assessor's Office at (952) 361-1960.
Appointments for the County Board of Appeal and Equalization Required by June 1, 2020
If you are dissatisfied with the results of your appeal to the County Board of Equalization, you may continue your appeal to step four, Minnesota Tax Court.
Step Four: Tax Court
There are two divisions of the Minnesota Tax Court: The Small Claims and Regular Division.
Small Claims Division:
You may file your case directly to Small Claims Division of Tax Court if:
- The assessor's estimated market value of your property is less than $300,000; or
- The entire parcel is classified as residential homestead (1a or 1b) and the parcel contains no more than one dwelling unit; or
- The entire parcel is classified as an agricultural homestead (2a or 1b); or
- You are appealing the denial of a current year application for homestead classification of your property.
- Regardless of your property type or the nature of your claim, you always have the option to file directly with the Regular Division of Tax Court.
Minnesota Tax Court Contact
25 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard, Room 245
St. Paul MN 55115