News: truth in taxation meeting is today

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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County budget (truth in taxation) meeting is today

Hennepin County will hold a public meeting on the proposed 2019 budget and property tax levy – commonly called the truth in taxation meeting – today, November 27.

Meeting details

  • Today, November 27, starting at 6 p.m.
  • Hennepin County Government Center, County Board Room, 24th floor 
  • 300 South 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis

Free parking is available after 5 p.m for residents attending the meeting in the underground ramp at the Government Center. The ramp entrance is on 3rd Avenue between 5th and 6th streets. 

Proposed budget and levy

The proposed 2019 budget is $2.4 billion. The proposed net property tax levy is $830 million, an increase of 5.25 percent from last year.

The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority and Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will also discuss their budgets and levies the meeting. 

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Property values

Property tax valuations affect the property tax portion of the budget. The Hennepin County Assessor's Office assesses properties and estimates the value they would likely sell for on the open market, which is one factor used in determining property taxes. Other factors include property tax levies set by the school districts, city, county or special taxing districts that the property is in.

Find out more about property values.

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