The City Assessor and staff determine the value of real property in Coon Rapids. The State of Minnesota Department of Revenue laws and procedures guide the process. The assessor has the responsibility to provide uniform property values so the tax burden is distributed fairly and equitably under current law.
Duties of the Assessor's Office:
- Inspect and review all residential and commercial properties within the city at least once every five years.
- Inspect and review properties for which permits were issued in the current year and any partial assessments from prior years.
- Update information in the property database
- Analyze local sales data and determine the effect on the assessed values.
- Provide value and ownership information to citizens, developers, real estate professionals and other interested parties.
- Provide valuation research to city and county departments.
- Administer the special assessments process
How is property tax calculated?
An assessor determines the estimated market value (EMV) for your property. In accordance with Minnesota state law, your jurisdictions’ total tax will be distributed among the various types of property (apartment, commercial, industrial, residential). Tax laws can change from year to year which means the tax burdens may shift. To calculate the property tax on a particular property there are two steps; first the tax capacity is calculated by multiplying the market value by the class rate. Class rates are set by state law. Then the property tax is calculated by multiplying the tax capacity by the tax rate. The tax rate is determined by the amount of funds needed to fund local services divided by the total tax capacity value of each taxing district.
Where do my property taxes go?
Property taxes are used to fund local government and school services. Examples of some of these services are police, fire, parks, street maintenance and education. A small amount goes to fund other taxing districts such as mosquito control and metro transit.
I feel my property tax rates are too high, what can I do?
Attend your budget hearings held each year in November or December, if you think the tax rate is too high. The time and place of the meetings will be listed on your Truth-in-Taxation Notice mailed in November.
If you think your property value or classification is incorrect, contact your assessor. A phone call to the assessor could resolve or explain the concerns you may have.
If the assessor cannot adequately resolve the situation, you may appeal. Information about the appeal process is outlined on the Notice of Valuation and Classification that is mailed to property owners each year in March or April.
To view the assessment and valuation timeline for taxes payable in 2013 click here.
- Ned Storla, City Assessor - 763-767-6446
- Mary Wells, Appraiser I - 763-767-6444
- Brent Reid, Appraiser I - 763-767-6408
- Erik Skogquist, PT Appraiser - 763-767-6590
- Heidi Cederstrand, PT Assessment Clerk - 763-767-6426
- Debbie Miller, PT Assessment Clerk - 763-767-6449