Important information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
All St. Louis County
offices are open to the public. Currently, the
Community Level is high
in St. Louis County, which means facemasks are
recommended inside St. Louis County buildings (and all indoor public places.)
2022 Flooding Disaster Relief
If you've had structural damage due to the spring flooding
this year, please use the link below to submit your information. Damage
to personal property, such as docks, vehicles, or watercraft, is not eligible
for property tax relief.
Property Damage Reporting Form
Estimated Market Values & Valuation Notices
Reappraisal Areas for 2023 Assessment (Taxes Payable 2024)
Below is a map of the areas scheduled for reappraisal this year. For jurisdictions scheduled for reappraisal this year, an appraiser from our office will be visiting your property at some point in the next few months. The appraiser will have county identification and will be requesting permission to view the interior of your property, which you may decline. If you are not at home at the time, the appraiser will leave a business card to let you know they have done an exterior inspection of your property.
This reappraisal is required by state law and is done to ensure that our property data is accurate. Accurate property data is foundational to our ability to determine a fair and equitable estimated market value of your property for tax purposes.
If you have additional questions or would like to set up an appointment for an interior inspection, please contact the closest Assessor's Office.
Property Tax Refunds
The Minnesota Department of Revenue provides for two types of property tax refunds:
- Regular Homestead Credit Refund: for homesteaders whose property taxes exceed a specified percentage of household income. For taxes payable in 2022, the homeowner’s household income must have been less than $119,790 in 2021 to be eligible.
- Special Homestead Credit Refund: for homestead properties where the net property tax increase exceeds 12%, and said increase is $100 or more (the tax increase cannot be due to new construction). There is no income limitation for this refund. The maximum refund is $1,000.
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.