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2018 Property Tax Statements for Real Estate and Mobile Homes were mailed March 23rd.  Printable copies of the 2018 tax statements are available online.

The Property Tax, Elections and License Centers Department administers many aspects of the property taxation process. This involves calculating adjustments to the tax base for tax increment and fiscal disparities; calculating tax rates for each taxing district based on their levies; calculating tax and credit amounts for each property; applying special assessment or ditch assessments; coordinating the scheduling of proposed taxation meetings and preparation of the proposed property tax notice; calculation and preparation of the final tax statements.

This department also calculates abatements or additions to the tax roll, settlement of tax dollars collected to the taxing districts, collects delinquent tax, interest, penalties and fees, maintains special assessments certified for collection.  

The Property Tax, Elections and License Centers Department administers the county functions of Federal, State and Local elections. This process involves registration of voters; candidate filings; ballot layout; electronic tabulation programming; absentee voting; Election Day signature rosters; election night results; abstracts; maintaining voter history and administering county recounts.  This office also trains election judges and is a resource to cities, townships and school districts in the election process.  This office also handles the tabulation of election results and updates the information to the Secretary of State.

The department issues the following licenses:  Beer, wine, liquor, consumption and display, tobacco, auctioneer and precious metals.

The Property Tax, Elections and License Centers Manager also serves as the Deputy Registrar of the Carver County License and Service Centers. The license and service centers handle motor vehicle transactions (including automobiles, boat, snowmobile, all-terrain, motorcycle and trailer licensing), driver licensing, game, fish and passport applications.

The Property Tax, Elections and License Centers Department maintains Vital Statistics Records. These records consist of birth, death and marriage documents. Also covered in this department is the registration of notary public commissions and ordinations.

Please review this Taxpayer Services Guide for more information about our office.

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