IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TAXPAYERS AND RESIDENTS OF CHIPPEWA COUNTY
Please call 320-269-7696 with any questions. The answering attendant will list options to dial the appropriate office.
If nobody is available to answer at the Assessor office, leave a voicemail using option ’7’ which will go to the general mailbox. A staff person will return your call as soon as possible.
Postcards are being mailed if a staff appraiser is planning to be in your neighborhood. This does not include districts who employ a local assessor. Local assessors will also use safe practices and may send notices out as well. Call one of your local district officials or our office to inquire who does that district's assessing.
The Chippewa County Assessor’s Office staff will be physically visiting/viewing specific areas throughout the County this year, where the parcels are part of the five-year rotation required by MN Statutes 273.01 and 273.08. Parcels with ongoing or new construction will be visited through the Fall and early Winter. County staff appraisers will be identified as County employees and carry the proper credentials. Staff will leave a tag with contact information for the office, if you are not home.
Staff will be viewing the exterior of your property and ask permission to view the interior while they are there. Interior inspections are helpful when comparing to like properties to create fair, consistent and equitable valuations. Exterior work may include measuring buildings, decks and patios to verify our information is correct. We will also be taking exterior photos for office use. Staff will have masks with them and will wear if requested by the taxpayer.
If you have concerns with your health and safety, would like to verify the information regarding the interior of your property or have any questions, please call the office at 320-269-7696.
For your convenience, a drop box is located by the main entrance to drop off any information or applications for the Assessor's office. Please specify 'Assessor' on the envelope.
Homestead: applications are available on this page to the left labeled "Forms."
Click on the Homestead form, fill out online and print, or print to fill out. Make sure to enter information in all applicable fields and all required signatures are included before returning.
Other options to request an application are included in the Contact Us section to the right. Use the ’Contact Assessment Technician’ direct email link or call the office phone number.
Special Agricultural Homestead Classification: applications/info are mailed out by early August each year. MN Statute requires this special classification to file an application and all required documents annually. If you have questions about this, please call the Assessor's office.
Options to return any applications or correspondence include:
- drop box at main entrance - envelope addressed to assessor
- email - use direct email link listed in Contact Us section to right
- USPS - 629 N 11th STREET, STE 3 MONTEVIDEO MN 56265-1652
Direct email links, office mailing address and phone number are located on the top right side of this page in Contact Us section.
The Assessor's Office directs, plans and supervises the appraisal and recording of all property assessments in Chippewa County as prescribed by Minnesota Statutes and the directives of the Commissioners of Revenue in order to provide an equitable and efficient system of property appraisal for tax purposes.
The law specifically requires that every fifth year; an appraiser will view the property and record property characteristics that would affect the market value, such as age, size, etc. In addition, properties are to be viewed whenever improvements have been made to the parcel.
Properties are compared with actual sales that have occurred in the market place to determine values. The market value placed on a property by our office should be 90 to 105% of what your property should sell for if placed on the open market.