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Important Information Regarding Property Assessments

This may affect your 2017 property taxes.

The Open Book Meeting for the City of Belle Plaine will be conducted on Wednesday, May 4th, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Scott County Government Center in Shakopee, 200 4th Avenue West, Taxation Office. The purpose of this meeting is to give each taxpayer the opportunity to informally review or challenge assessed values or classifications for the 1/2/2016 assessment. 

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, first please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns.  The appropriate number to call is listed on your Notice of Valuation and Classification that was mailed to you in March of 2016.  If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing with your assessor, you may appear before the county special board of appeal and equalization.   To schedule an appeal appointment with the board you must call the assessor by May 20, 2016.


 

BELLE PLAINE PROPERTY TAXES

BUDGET AND LEVY

The City of Belle Plaine conducts its annual Truth in Taxation Hearing in December.  At this hearing, residents may comment on the revenues and expenses of the City's budget and levy. More details below.


PROPERTY VALUATION

A property owner may dispute the assessed value of their property, which impacts property taxes.  A property tax statement for current year property taxes are mailed to taxpayers, along with the Notices of Valuation and Classification for the following for tax year. Taxpayers may contact the Assessor at Scott County with questions and concerns regarding their valuation or classification for taxes payable in the following year. The telephone number of the appropriate Assessor is listed on the notice.

Scott County website has information regarding property assessment.   

The State of Minnesota Department of Revenue has some great information available to explain the process.


Truth in Taxation - City Budget and Levy - December

The Truth in Taxation (TNT) hearing is held in December of each year and allows public comment regarding the revenues and expenditures of the city's budget and levy associated with city services for the upcoming year. The budget and levy impacts property taxes.

This is your opportunity to voice your opinion regarding the City’s proposed budget and levy.  An overview of major changes in the budget and levy are presented at this hearing.  This meeting is not a forum for taxpayers to appeal their market value.

The State of Minnesota Department of Revenue has some great information available to explain the property taxes.

 http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/propertytax/factsheets/factsheet_12a.pdf

Please contact City Hall at 952-873-5553 if you have further questions.


 

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