Important Notice Regarding COVID-19
The Assessor’s Office is currently closed to the public with limited staff. Please call 320-269-7696, and leave a voicemail using option ’7’ with any general questions.
Homestead applications are available on the page listed to the left labeled "Forms." Click on the Homestead form, fill out online and print, or print to fill out. Make sure to enter all applicable fields. For added convenience a drop box is located by the main entrance to drop off any information.
The ’Contact Bonnie’ link and call to leave a message are other options to request an application.
Options to return applications or correspondence include:
- drop box - envelope addressed to assessor
- email -
- USPS - 629 N 11th STREET, STE 3 MONTEVIDEO MN 56265-1652
’Contact Bonnie’ email direct link and mailing address is also located on right side of the page.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding. Please check back for any updates.
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.