County Board schedules two public meetings to get input on 2024 budget

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 Administration • 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 202 • Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 726-2450 •

Kevin Z. Gray
County Administrator




November 16, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kazel, Communications Manager

218-725-5049 (office) • 218-591-2219 (cell)


County Board schedules two public meetings to get input on 2024 budget

The St. Louis County Board will hold two public meetings to receive comments on its proposed operating budget and tax levy for 2024. The first meeting is Monday, November 20, at 7 p.m. in the St. Louis County Courthouse in Virginia, lower-level conference room. The second meeting will be Monday, November 27, at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. The November 27 meeting will also be live streamed on the County's Facebook page for people to watch virtually.

Both meetings will include a presentation about the budget and levy, and an opportunity for citizens to address the Board with questions or comments.


Staff from the Assessor’s Department and Auditor's Office will be available at both meetings to meet one-on-one with anyone who has questions or concerns specific to their proposed property tax statement. People are reminded they can contact the Assessor’s Department at any time with questions about their property’s classification and valuation by calling 1 (800) 450-9777, or email Meanwhile, questions about property tax statements can be directed to the Auditor's Office by calling (218) 726-2383, extension 2; or email

The 2024 budget will total approximately $450 million. This would include $168 million collected through the levy, an amount preliminarily approved by the County Board in September. The 2024 levy amount would be a 2.93% increase compared to this year's levy, however significant growth in the county's tax base will help offset the impact of this increase for property owners. It's estimated the owner of a home valued at $250,000 would pay approximately $127 dollars less in 2024 on the county portion of their property taxes compared to this year if the value of their home remained the same. 


Citizens unable to participate in either of the public meetings are also welcome to provide input at any County Board meeting, or by contacting commissioners directly. Contact information can be found at The Board is scheduled to vote on the final levy and budget at its December 19 meeting.

For more information about the public meetings on the 2024 budget or any other County Board matter, call (218) 726-2450 or visit People also can review historical budget information online at