The County Assessor is responsible for equalization of assessments throughout Mower County. The Department accomplishes this by listing, classifying, and valuing all property subject to the property tax. Most of the activities performed by the Department are requirements of State law.
The County Assessor administers the assessment for the County, including supervision of Department staff. This includes advising the local jurisdictions on assessment matters, conducting statistical studies to test the accuracy of the assessment ratios, providing programs, procedures, policies, and maps to assist, preparation of appraisals and supporting documentation for the County Board for equalization and Tax Court appeals, and advising the County Board of the uniformity of assessments to accomplish county-wide equalization.
In addition, the County Assessor provides all appraisal and assessment services required within the Unorganized Townships of the County and all organized jurisdictions who contract with the County for assessment services. This includes periodic reappraisals of parcels located within each taxing district, inspection of all changes to each property which may affect its value, administration of the homestead and other classifications, processing of splits and consolidations of property, reviewing valuation and classification appeals from taxpayers, and assisting the Local Boards of Review in evaluating appeals.
We hope you find our website useful and informative. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly.
|April 10th - June 9th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the
Mower County Assessor's Office
201 1st Street NE, Suite 10, Austin - 507.437.9440 - (Appeal in person or by phone)
|21 - Adams City||30 - Rose Creek City||04 - Clayton Township|
|22 - Brownsdale City||31 - Sargeant City||05 - Dexter Township|
|23 - Dexter City||32 - Taopi City||07 - Grand Meadow Township|
|25 - Grand Meadow City||33 - Waltham City||08 - Lansing Township|
|26 - LeRoy City||12 - Marshall Township|
|27 - Lyle City||13 - Nevada Township|
|28 - Mapleview City||17 - Sargeant Township|
|29 - Racine City||19 - Waltham Township|
|Local Board - (Please note time changes)|
|Jurisdiction||Date||Time||Location of Meeting|
|06 - Frankford Township||April 18th||10:30 AM||Town Hall, Hwy 16, Sec. 21|
|03 - Bennington Township||April 18th||1:00 PM||Town Hall, Sec. 14|
|15 - Racine Township||April 18th||3:00 PM||New City of Racine Council Room|
|18 - Udolpho Towhship||April 19th||10:00 AM||Town Hall, Sec. 28|
|20 - Windom Township||April 19th||2:00 PM||Rose Creek Council Room|
|16 - Red Rock Township||April 20th||10:00 AM||Town Hall, Sec. 21|
|14 - Pleasant Vally Township||April 20th||2:00 PM||Town Hall, Sec. 22|
|34 - Austin City||April 24th||10:00 AM||Government Center Building, Eastview (SE Corner 1st Floor) - Rm 171|
|02 - Austin Township||April 26th||10:00 AM||Town Hall, Sec. 22|
|11 - Lyle Township||April 26th||2:00 PM||Town Hall, 108 Oak St., Lyle|
|01 - Adams Township||April 27th||10:30 AM||Adams Emergency Services Building|
|10 - Lodi Township||April 27th||1:00 PM||Town Hall, 106 Walnut St., Taopi|
|09 - LeRoy Township||April 27th||3:00 PM||Town Hall, North Edge of Town|
|County Board||June 12th||6:30 PM||Government Center Building, Board Room (Lower Level)|
|Note: If you have a local board of review you must appeal there before appealing to the County Board of Review.|
MPR News has produced a short online video that explains the switch from Homestead Market Value Credit to the Homestead Market Value Exclusion - and how this will likely affect property taxes.
Mower County is pleased to announce the Internet Access for out appraisal and tax information is now ready to use. The homepage may be viewed at mower.minnesotaassessors.com
The 'Basic Search' allows a site visitor to search by address or parcel number. Viewers of a parcel will see a picture (if available), the parcel number, address, legal and the current value information.
The 'Advanced Search' is available to a visitor by the purchase of a subscription. Subscribing viewers may search by address, parcel number, legal, deed holder name or contract buyer name. Parcel information available to subscribers includes a picture (if available), the parcel number, deed holder name, contract buyer name, address, legal, current value, building value information, yard extra information, sale information, tax information, and a sketch.
Subscriptions may be purchased in two ways- an annual subscription or a daily subscription. Annual subscriptions can be purchased for $200 and are good for the calendar year. Daily Subscriptions are $10 for a day pass, which expires at the end of the day in which the pass is purchased. Please call 507-437-9440 if you would like to purchase a subscription.
|Homestead Application||Ag Use - Verification Form - Buildings - 10ac|
|Homestead Application - Fillable Form||Ag Use - Bare Land Form|
|Mobile Home Homestead Application||Special Homestead Application (Blind or Disabled)|