FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 17, 2017
CONTACT: Dana Kazel, Communications Manager
218-725-5049 (office) • 218-591-2219 (cell)
2017 Property Tax Statements and Valuation Notices being mailed out
St. Louis County property owners should watch their mail for two important notices from the County. Property tax statements have already started going out, with the final batch being mailed early next week. The tax statement comes from the Auditor's Office and lists the amount of taxes owed for the first and second half of the year, based on the final budgets set by the County and other units of government.
Meanwhile, property valuation notices will begin to be mailed out beginning next week. These come from the Assessor's Office. The classification and value listed on the notice is the basis for how 2018 property taxes are calculated. These statements are mailed out in batches, approximately 20,000 at a time over several weeks. Property owners should review the statement carefully and contact the Assessor's Office with any questions or concerns.
Property taxes for the first half of 2017 are not due until May 15. Residents who feel they may have trouble paying their taxes on time are encouraged to research the various special programs available that may reduce the amount of tax they owe, to see if they are eligible. These are programs offered by the state and federal government, but information on all of them can be found at stlouiscountymn.gov/auditorsoffice.
Questions about property tax statements should be directed to the Auditor's Office at 218-726-2383. Questions about property valuation notices should be directed to the Assessor's Office at 218-726-2304 (Duluth), 218-749-7147 (Virginia), 218-262-6089 (Hibbing), 218-365-8206 (Ely) or 218-471-7735 (Orr).