Assessor's Office announces areas to be reappraised this year, new precautions due to COVID-19

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Public Records & Property Valuation • 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 101 • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2677 •

Mary Garness




May 19, 2020

CONTACT: Mary Garness, Public Records and Property Valuation Director



Assessor's Office announces areas to be reappraised this year, new precautions due to COVID-19

The St. Louis County Assessors Department has announced the list of local jurisdictions to be reappraised as part of the 2021 assessment, for taxes payable in 2022. These are the areas that will be physically visited by an appraiser this year.


The reappraisal areas include the Duluth Heights and Piedmont areas of Duluth, the northerly rural portions of the City of Hibbing, along with the cities of Babbitt, Buhl, Cook, Orr, and Winton. Townships to be reappraised include: Alango, Alden,  Angora, Ault, Bassett, Camp Five, Colvin, Crane  Lake, Fairbanks, Field, Fredenberg, French, Gnesen, Kabetogama, Leiding, Linden Grove, Morcom, North Star, Owens, Pequaywan, Sturgeon, and Willow Valley. Additionally, the Assessor's Office will be reappraising numerous unorganized townships. A map showing the areas to be reappraised can be found online at


Appraisers from the County Assessor’s Office will be visiting properties in these areas over the next several months, likely beginning within the next two weeks. Postcards will be sent to property owners informing them to expect a visit in the coming weeks.


Some changes in what to expect this year due to the distancing recommendations related to COVID-19, the appraiser will not be knocking on doors, making a personal introduction or going inside any buildings. Appraisers will be viewing properties from a marked St. Louis County vehicle.

The reappraisal is required by state law. It will ensure that property data is accurate and will assist the assessor in estimating a fair and equitable market value of each property for tax purposes. Notices of valuation and classification will be mailed to taxpayers in the spring of 2021.

Anyone with questions or concerns about their property's assessment is encouraged to contact their closest Assessor's Office: Duluth, 218-726-2304; Virginia, 218-749-7147; Ely, 218-365-8236; Cook, 218-471-7220 or Hibbing, 218-262-6089. There's also a toll free number that can be used from anywhere within St. Louis County: 1-800-450-9777