Appeals Process

If you disagree with or have questions about your estimated market value or classification, you can appeal using one of the following methods:

Board of Appeal and Equalization Method

Collect any information you have to show why you believe your estimated market value or classification is incorrect, such as a recent appraisal of your property, recent sales of similar properties, etc.

Contact the Lake County Assessor's Office to review this information and discuss how your market value was determined.

Attend the annual Local Board Review identified on your value notice and present the information you collected.  

If you are not satisfied with the action taken at the Local Board of Review, then you may appear before the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.  If you are not satisfied with the action taken by the Lake County Board of Appeal, you may petition the Minnesota Tax Court.

Tax Petitions may be filed after you receive your value notice and before April 30 of the year the taxes are payable.  For more information, contact the Minnesota Tax Court, 651-296-2806.

Minnesota Tax Court Method

This method bypasses both the local board of appeal and the county board of appeal and equalization. It involves making a petition directly to the Minnesota Tax Court. Tax Petitions may be filed after you receive your value notice and before April 30 of the year the taxes are payable.  For more information, contact the Minnesota Tax Court, 651-296-2806.