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Land Services Department
As of January 1st, 2017, the Assessor and the Planning and Zoning offices have combined to become the Morrison County Land Services Department.  The head of the Land Services Department is Amy Kowalzek and she oversees both the Assessor and Planning and Zoning Offices.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
County Assessor
 
The County Assessor directs the assessment, valuation and classification of all taxable or exempt, real and personal property. She provides training and advice in appraising laws and practices to appraisers, meets with taxpayer groups, officials, individuals, and attorneys to discuss assessment practices and problems.  She coordinates with other department managers on shared responsibilities; evaluates departmental program progress and makes reports thereon. 
 
The County Assessor directs studies to determine building cost changes, market trends and assessment level inequities and appears before the County and State Boards of Equalization to testify for assessment level hearings.  She also testifies at legislative hearings relating to assessment laws and in court on most complex assessment cases.
 
And finally, the County Assessor directs the hiring, training and supervision of staff and subordinate appraisers, and allocation of office responsibilities.
 
The Assessor’s responsibility is with market value and classification, NOT TAXES.  The Assessor does not:

 

 



Assessor's Office Staff

Every jurisdiction in the county (townships and cities) is viewed every five years to update our records for tax purposes. Click on the link to see the names of the Assessor Office staff and appraisers and to see who appraises your jurisdiction.

Homestead
Homestead determination is a complex topic when all the exceptions are considered.  Click on the above link to get greater detail on homestead determination.

Green Acres and Agricultural Programs
There have been changes to the Green Acres program and there have been additions of new land classifications. In this section there are links to Department of Revenue fact sheets that help clarify some of the programs and classifications.

Appealing Your Property Value or Classification
Every year a property owner has the opportunity to appeal the current assessed value and/or classification for the following year's taxes.  Check out the steps to take, to appeal a value or classification.

Property Valuation & Tax Info.
By entering the above link you will be able to access GIS data on the BEACON web page.  There is also a link to information on how the County Assessor determines property value.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Mobile Homes & Travel Trailers
If you own a Mobile Home or Travel Trailer, it can be taxed as property.  Enter this link to find out more.

Property Classifications
The State of Minnesota has many property classifications.  Click on the link above to see the most commonly used classifications.

Property Tax Refunds
Property Tax Refunds are determined by the State of Minnesota.  A link has been created to take you to the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s  website if you have questions or concerns.

Terms & Definitions

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Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your assessor-related questions!
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