The City of Maple Plain contracts with the Hennepin County Assessor's Office for assessing services. The assessor is responsible for establishing the estimated market value and determining the property classification of each parcel of property located within the City of Maple Plain on an annual basis for the purpose of property tax allocation. Minnesota State Statute requires that the values set by the assessor represent 100 percent of market value. The assessor must provide uniform property values to ensure that the tax burden is distributed fairly and equitably.
Assessors are responsible for estimating property values and setting property use classifications for tax purposes. In Minnesota, property taxes provide most of the funding for local government services. The County Treasurer (Hennepin County) collects the taxes and distributes the money between the County, City, school district and special districts such as the Metropolitan Council or watershed districts. The tax on each property is determined according to its value, property use and the property tax levies.
For more information about market value and property taxes, visit Hennepin County Property Information. This website provides property tax and assessment information for all properties in the county.
Please visit Minnesota Department of Revenue, to learn more about property valuation, and the valuation appeals process.