Important information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
All St. Louis County Assessor's Offices are closed to public access until further notice. Please use the information at right (scroll down on a mobile device) to contact us and we will connect you to the appropriate appraiser or staff person to assist you.
Local Board of Appeals & Equalization
Due to the ever-changing restrictions and precautions surrounding COVID-19, the way that local board of appeal and equalization (LBAE) meetings can be run is also constantly changing. These changes include such things as mandating that the meeting be held virtually or only allowing written appeals, among others. Please see the most recent information here
Property Tax Petitions
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, St. Louis County will accept service of Tax Court petitions by email (preferred) or mail.
Emailed petitions shall be directed to:
Mailed petitions shall be sent to:
St. Louis County Auditor
100 N. 5th Ave. W. #214
Duluth, MN 55802
Petitions must include an admissions of service page (already included as page 2 of Minnesota Tax Court Form 7). County staff in the Assessor’s, Attorney’s and Auditor’s offices will acknowledge service by signing this page.
After all signatures have been applied, the County will email the petition and proof of service to the petitioner. If no email is provided, the petition and proof of service will be returned by mail.
It is the responsibility of the petitioner to timely file the petition with proof of service with the district court. Updates on the status of the district court can be found on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website (https://www.mncourts.gov/). More information about the filing process may be found on the Minnesota Tax Court website (www.mn.gov/tax-court).
Reappraisal Areas for 2021 Assessment (Taxes Payable 2022)
Below is a map of the areas scheduled for reappraisal this year. Due to the distancing recommendations related to COVID-19, the appraiser will not be making a personal introduction and will be viewing your property from a St. Louis County vehicle. If the COVID-19 distancing recommendations are no longer in place when your property is visited, the appraiser will then be requesting permission to view your property.
Timely, Uniform, Fair
The St. Louis County Assessor's Department is responsible for the equalization of property assessments throughout St. Louis County, including the City of Duluth. It is the Assessor's responsibility to ensure each property is equally and uniformly assessed.
To do this, the Department estimates a property's market value and classifies it according to its use for property tax purposes.
By law, every parcel in the county must be viewed by an assessor at least once every five years. In addition, every year assessors visit any parcel with new construction, alterations or improvements.