Steve Carlson - County Assessor
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.