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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Dates and Times for Local Boards of Appeal and Equalization Have Been Set for 2020

Next month, the Wright County Assessor’s Office will be sending out valuation notices with the market value of homes and businesses in the county. While not a property tax statement, it is the valuation/classification of properties that determines how much is paid in taxes for the following year when budgets and levies are finalized. For those who wish to challenge their valuation before the county assessor or the Wright County Board of Commissioners, they must first go through their local Board of Appeal and Equalization.

At the Feb. 18 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Mike Potter informed the public that this is the only opportunity residents have to appeal the valuation of their property, not during the county’s annual Truth in Local Taxation hearing in early December.

The listing of dates and times for the local Boards of Appeal and Equalization has been released by the Wright County Assessor’s Office. A total of 12 jurisdictions (nine cities and three townships) will be part of an Open Book Meeting at the Assessor’s Office. Open Book Meetings bypass local Boards of Appeal and Equalization to challenge their property valuation directly to Assessor Tony Rasmuson and his staff or the County Board of Appeal and Equalization. The 12 jurisdictions that utilize the Open Book Meeting format are the cities of Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Maple Lake, Monticello, Montrose, South Haven and Waverly, as well as Chatham, Clearwater and Silver Creek Townships. They will have appeals heard in the assessor’s office at the Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9.

All other cities and townships will conduct their local Boards of Appeal and Equalization at their respective City Hall of Township Hall.

Here is the full listing of cities and townships that will be hearing the appeals locally with the start time and date for appeals to be heard.

CITIES

Albertville – 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 6

Annandale – 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6

Dayton – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14

Hanover – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Howard Lake – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21

Otsego – 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 27

Rockford – 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14

St. Michael – 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28

TOWNSHIPS

Albion – 7 p.m. Monday, April 13

Buffalo – 9 a.m. Thursday, April 16

Cokato – 7 p.m. Monday, April 6

Corinna – 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Franklin – 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29

French Lake – 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21

Maple Lake – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23

Marysville – 1 p.m. Friday, April 17

Middleville – 1 p.m. Thursday, April 9

Monticello – 9 a.m. Monday, April 20

Rockford – 6 p.m. Monday, April 13

Southside – 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 14

Stockholm – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15

Victor – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15

Woodland – 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 13

Those appeals that go through the local Board of Appeal and Equalization will have the opportunity to have their arguments heard before the County Board of Appeal and Equalization Monday, June 15 – starting at 4 p.m., but will remain open until at least 7 p.m. for those who want to make an appointment, but have work conflicts.

Those with questions about the local Boards of Appeal and Equalization are urged to contact the Wright County Assessor’s Office at (763) 682-7367.

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