Wright County has approximately 60,200 parcels of property. The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation and classification of all property within the county.
Property owners will soon receive their 2015 Notice of Estimated Market Value. Notices will be mailed mid-March through Mid-April. Property taxes payable in 2016 will be based on the 2015 estimated market value.
The Surveyor Department provides professional land surveying, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and other support to Wright County departments. This department ascertains that land measurements and locations of parcels of property in Wright County are properly defined, and serves as the primary agency for:
Public Land Survey Documents
Plat Checking / Plat Review
GIS / Parcel Mapping
Half Section Maps
Aerial Photographs and LiDAR Elevation Data
County Highway Right-of-Way Plats
Recorded Subdivisions and Land Surveys
Common Interest Community (CIC) Plat Review
- The County Surveyor is a statutory position appointed by the County Board for terms of up to four years. Primary functions include perpetuation of the Public Land Survey monuments (section corners), plat checking, land registration checking, GIS, and land parcel mapping.
Having Your Land Surveyed
- The County Surveyor does not perform surveys of private land. If you require a survey of your property, contact a private licensed land surveyor. Licensed land surveyors may be found in the yellow pages under SURVEYORS-LAND. An online referral service is also available from the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors.
Public Land Survey
- There are approximately 2550 public land survey monuments maintained by the County. These corners that were originally set from 1853 to 1858 control the position of every land parcel. Today they are typically perpetuated with standard cast iron monuments. Corner Ties and County Coordinate Values are made available as an aid to using these monuments. Access Public Land Survey monument data.
- Before any plat can be recorded at Wright County, it must be checked by the County Surveyor for compliance with appropriate statutes and ordinances. Private sector surveyors that typically prepare plats are responsible for submitting the document. The initial checking process usually takes 10 to 12 working days. See Plat Review for current Plat Checking Requirements and Fees.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a collection of computer hardware, software and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. To find out what data is available, refer to the Fee Schedule and scroll down to Digital Data.
- The County Surveyor staff prepares and maintains Wright County maps known as Half Section Maps. These maps cover the entire county, and depict all tax parcels and public road corridors. Maps can be viewed at the Surveyor Department and are available for purchase. (Sample map in PDF format, see Fee Schedule for additional information).
National Surveyors Week is March 15-21, 2015
Wright County Surveyor Department