The following information is from the Minneapolis City Assessor’s office regarding this year’s 2020 Valuation and Classification Notices and the process for filing an appeal to challenge the assessor’s determination.
The values on these notices are a backward look based on comparable sales from October 2018 through September 2019.
Earlier this month the Minneapolis City Assessor, Patrick Todd, gave a detailed presentation to the City of Minneapolis Ways and Means committee you can watch here.
The process to appeal is as follows:
If a property owner has questions or disagrees with the classification or valuation
- The first contact should be to the assessor listed on your statement
If a property owner has questions about the homestead status
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-673-2483.
- The appeal application will be available on the department website once the notices have been mailed.
- There are two application options
- online application
- paper application which can be downloaded from the website, printed and either:
- mailed to the office (address is on the notice)
- delivered to the drop box on the 3rd floor of the Public Service Center (Note: This is a change due to the closure of the City of Lakes Building. They will regularly collect the applications for processing.)
Change to inspection procedures
- The Assessor’s office will be conducting desktop reviews rather than onsite property inspections.
- The online application allows property owners to attach documents and photos that support their appeal.
- They will also have the opportunity to email the appraiser additional photos or documents.
- If the property owner would prefer, the appraiser can schedule a Skype video conference.
The 2020 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization Convenes May 6, 2020
The Local Board of Appeal and Equalization process is the next option for those that do not agree with the appraiser’s review of their estimated market value. The Local Board hears the appeal from the property owner, the assessor’s office provides the Board their appraisal review and the Board makes a decision on the estimated market value. Conversations have begun on a virtual meeting format solution. Once those details are confirmed, more information will be provided.