Assessor

Steve Carlson - County Assessor

Assessor's Office News...
  • Homestead Classification Filing Deadline

    The filing deadline for the homestead classification is December 15th for your 2015 property taxes. This classification affects the amount of property tax you pay! Please contact the Assessor's office if you have questions. More info...

  • Dept of Revenue Announces Only eCRVs Will be Accepted Beginning October 1st

    The MN Dept of Revenue is announcing that beginning October 1, 2014, eCRV will completely replace the paper copies of the certificates of real estate value. Beginning October 1, all certificates must be submitted using eCRV. Paper CRVs will not be accepted after September 30, 2014. Read more...

    To aid with this transition, the Dept of Revenue has prepared step-by-step instructions for eCRV submittal. View instructions...

The Becker County Assessor is appointed by the County Board of Commissioners and approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue. He/she supervises the property assessments of all townships and cities within the county. The property assessments are made by State accredited and certified appraisal staff from the county office and by State certified assessors hired by townships and cities. The assessor's office maintains assessment records on approximately 29,200 taxable properties and approximately 3,339 tax exempt properties.

The assessor's office provides township and city assessors with value and classification schedules to be used as guidelines. These schedules are developed and maintained through sales ratio studies completed by county office staff. These studies are used by the County Assessor to adjust and equalize all values between individual properties, taxing districts, school districts, and adjacent counties.

The assessor's office provides information to property owners, appraisers, real estate personnel, attorneys, banks and the general public. Most information in the assessor's office is public, except for data subject to the data privacy act.