Blue Earth County collects property taxes on over 31,000 parcels each year. The amount of tax each property pays is based on valuation and classification information collected by the county’s licensed appraisers.
Our county’s experienced taxation team uses that information to calculate taxes paid by each property. Tax calculation and payment are two of the final steps of the assessment and property tax process.
Please select a link to the left to learn more about the various activities related to property taxes.
About the Process
The assessment and tax calculation process is multi-year and involves many steps. But it is still even just one small part of the entire property tax process. The following diagram very generally summarizes the entire property tax process.
The calculation of
property taxes involves not only the valuation and classification
information associated with every property, but it is also impacted by:
A very important factor that affects how much tax each property pays is
the budgeting decisions made by each taxing jurisdiction. The property
tax only collects as much money as is necessary to meet the budgets set
by the county, towns, cities, and school districts, for example. These
budget decisions determine the tax rates.
The county’s property tax information system
is available online. Searching either by address or parcel number, this
site provides current and historical tax information, special
assessments, and tax breakdowns by jurisdiction.