FAQ

When is the deadline to appeal a property tax assessment in Minnesota?

April 30th of the tax year is the deadline to file a property tax appeal in the Minnesota Tax Court. Taxes are payable one year after the valuation, assessment, or "lien" date. Thus, the deadline to appeal a January 2, 2015 assessment for the taxes payable in 2016 is April 30, 2016.

What is the assessment or “lien” date in Minnesota?

Commercial properties are assessed at 100% of the assessor's estimated market value on January 2nd of each year.

Will my case go to trial?

Cases rarely go to trial. In a typical year, no more than 5% of commercial property tax cases filed in the Minnesota Tax Court go to trial.

Will I have to pay for an independent appraisal of my property?

You will most likely not need to pay for an appraisal unless the case goes to trial. Because of the extensive market data we have access to, including proprietary databases, real-life market information through our substantial network of market participants and investors, and published resources, we are able to perform our own valuation analysis and negotiate the vast majority of our settlements without the need for an appraisal.