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Steve Carlson - County Assessor
Assessor's Office News...
Becker County is currently seeking candidates for the position of County Assessor. This position is responsible for overseeing a smooth and equitable property tax assessment system within the County. The position will remain open until filled, with first review of applications on September 24th. Position Profile (PDF). | Online Application.
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.
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