Assessing & Values

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Did you receive a blue postcard from Washington County?

Every year at this time, the Washington County Assessor's Office sends postcards to residents whose properties will undergo a review. 

According to the statute, the Assessor's Office is obligated to review each property every five years to ensure that the information used for establishing market values is accurate and current. During the review process, all appraisers will carry Washington County issued identification and will take front exterior photographs of each home.

If you have any questions about your property, an appraiser will leave a yellow notice on your door with their contact information. Additionally, this reassessment may include a request to review the interior of your property, which will take approximately ten minutes if needed.

Please visit the Appraisal Topics if you have more questions.

2023 Assessed Values

In recent years, the real estate market in Washington County, as well as the Twin Cities Metro Area, has experienced significant gains, making it one of the most notable periods in recent history. The assessed values for 2023 in Washington County reflect the substantial market value increases that have occurred. 

The 2023 values are determined based on real estate transactions that took place between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022. These sales are also trended by the Department of Revenue to stay current with local market conditions. For instance, if a property was sold early in the sales period, its value will be adjusted to align with market trends on the January 2nd, 2023 assessment date. 

Property owners can expect to receive their 2023 valuation notice in late March. If you have any questions about your 2023 market value, please call the number provided on your valuation notice or call 651-430-6175

For more information, please reference the "2023 Assessment Report" located on the Washington County Assessor under Important News.

Helpful Resources

About the Assessor's Office

The Washington County Assessor’s Office is responsible for establishing the market value and determining classification (use) of property located within Washington County. The Assessor’s Office also maintains the county’s property database and is the primary source of property information for interdepartmental and community use.

You can use the links below to find additional information. If you have further questions, you can contact the Assessor’s Office at 651-430-6175 between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and your call will be directed to the appraiser responsible for your area. Leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Additional Information on Property Values and Appraisals.
Appraisal Process Questions and Answers.

Service of Property Tax Petitions

Washington County is again permitting the alternative service of petitions under Minn. Stat. § 278.01 for the objection to real property taxes due during the year 2023. Please reference the county's policy for alternative service procedure (PDF) and Acknowledgment and Waiver of Personal Service Form (PDF).

Contact your appraiser