- Assessor's Office
The Assessor’s Office establishes the estimated market value and classification for property tax purposes for nearly 6,000 parcels. Also, it administers the collection of special assessments and provides interdepartmental property ownership and valuation research.
- Function: Value and Classify Property
- Goal: Fair and Equitable Tax Distribution
- Responsibility: Serve the residents of Anoka
The City of Anoka encourages tax payers to call or visit, attend the various meetings on valuation and budget, and learn all you can about the taxation process. The assessing staff are ready to discuss your valuation and classification questions with you at anytime.
- The Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting for the City of Anoka will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Anoka City Hall.
2023 Assessed Valuation Notices
During March of 2023, property owners received their 2023 Valuation Notice from Anoka County. Each year the city assessor is responsible for estimating the market value of all taxable property located within the city. The notice included the estimate of market value as of January 2, 2023, which will be used to determine real estate taxes payable in 2024.
Property taxes are taxes on the community as a whole. The value of each property is used to determine the property owner’s share of the tax of the total costs of local government levy. The local levy pays for necessary government services such as education, police, fire, streets, and parks.
Minnesota law requires the City of Anoka to annually hold a Board of Equalization meeting to review assessments established by the assessor. If property owners have questions or concerns about their 2023 estimated market value, they should call the assessor’s office at 763-576-2730 as most questions/concerns can be handled informally. Concerns that cannot be resolved and involve the 2023 estimated market value should be brought before the Board.
Please note that the Board cannot adjust the payable 2023 taxes because those taxes were based on the previous year’s value of the property. The formal appeal process can be found on the back or your “Valuation Notice”.