Taxpayer Services

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Laurie Davies, Manager
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318-2102
Phone: (952) 361-1910
General Fax: (952) 361-1919
Election Fax: (952) 361-1566  









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2017 Property Tax Statements for Real Estate were mailed on March 30th.  Printable copies of the 2017 tax statements are available on the web.

The Taxpayer Services 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; administers the delinquent tax forfeiture process and distributes proceeds of sale; maintains special assessments and ditches certified for collection.  

The Taxpayer Services Department is responsible for maintaining the property tax files, which are used to generate the tax and assessment rolls. We process all legal instruments that convey land, such as warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, plats and adjust the abstract books and maps to reflect the process. We process land combinations; name/address changes; splits to property and the vacation of roads and annexation of land.  We also calculate and collect state deed tax, mortgage registration tax and review all certificates of real estate value.

The Taxpayer Services 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 Taxpayer Services Manager administers all aspects of all County and Joint Ditches and serves as the recording secretary at all ditch proceedings, as well as serving as a member and recording secretary of the County Extension committee. The department issues the following licenses:  Beer, wine, liquor, consumption and display, tobacco, auctioneer and precious metals.

The Taxpayer Services Manager also serves as the Deputy Registrar of the Carver County License and Service Centers. The license center handles motor vehicle transactions (including automobiles, boat, snowmobile, all-terrain, motorcycle and trailer licensing), driver licensing, game, fish and passport applications.

The Taxpayer Services 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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