County Assessors begin field work visits for 2023 property valuations

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

Mary Garness




June 2, 2022

CONTACT: Mary Garness, Public Records & Property Valuation Director
218-726-2677 (office) • 218-626-7357 (cell)


County Assessors begin field work visits for 2023 property valuations

Appraisers from the St. Louis County Assessors Department are beginning field work this week, and for the first time since the pandemic began, they will asking property owners to allow an interior inspection.


State law requires physical inspections be done as part of the assessment process at least once every five years. This year, St. Louis County assessors will be visiting properties in the following areas: much of the western portion of the City of Duluth, Solway Township, Brevator Township, Grand Lake Township, Industrial Township, City of McKinley, White Township, New Independence Township, Northland Township, Cotton Township, Ellsburg Township, City of Aurora, City of Biwabik, Biwabik Township, City of Gilbert, portions of the City of Hibbing, City of Ely, and Unorganized Townships 56-16, and 57-16. A map showing the areas to be visited in the next few months for the 2023 valuations can be found online at


Any St. Louis County appraiser visiting a property will be driving a clearly marked county vehicle and have county identification on them. They will request permission to view the interior of  homes and structures, which the property owner may decline. If a resident is not at home at the time, the appraiser will leave a business card to let them know they have done an exterior inspection of your property, and provide opportunity for the property owner to request an interior inspection. 


These appraisals are done to ensure property data is accurate. Assessors determine a property's estimated market value and classification. They do not set property tax rates.


Properties not receiving a physical visit this year may still see change in property values based on sale prices of comparable properties in their area. All assessment work in 2022 is used to set estimated market values for 2023, which are then used as a basis for property taxes due in 2024.


To learn more about the assessment process, visit


2023 Quintile map

This map shows the communities where St. Louis County appraisers will be doing physical inspections this year as part of their work to calculate property valuations for 2023.