Property Tax Reports

Note: Reports delayed

The League usually publishes a property tax report in the September-October issue of Minnesota Cities magazine and online using data from the Minnesota Department of Revenue (DOR). However, the information used for the report has been unavailable for 2017 and 2018 because the DOR has been going through a significant transition to a new database system. As of Oct. 23, 2018, it is uncertain when the data will be available.

The information will be posted here as soon as it is available. Stay tuned to the LMC Cities Bulletin to find out when the property tax report and accompanying information is available online.

Usefulness of the data

This property tax information is intended for city officials and staff to use for preparing city budgets, communicating with city residents, and understanding how the tax base and tax rates change over time. The tax tables use data from the Minnesota Department of Revenue to present a wide range of information in an accessible way. City officials and staff can learn the makeup of the local tax base, the different tax rates that apply in their community, and calculate estimated taxes on homes. Historical data is included here to allow for looking at trends over time.

If you have questions or need assistance analyzing the tax data further, contact League Policy Analysis Manager Rachel Walker at rwalker@lmc.org.

Index of reports & supplementary information

2017 Property Tax Information

The tax capacity information was the only data available from the Minnesota Department of Revenue in 2017.

2016 Property Tax Information

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2015 Property Tax Information

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2014 Property Tax Information

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2013 Property Tax Information

  • 2013 Property Tax Report (pdf)
    In this, the League of Minnesota Cities’ 21st annual property tax report, we find that although market values continued to decline, losses in 2013 aren’t as severe as in recent years. However, that decline, plus little or no increase in local government aid (LGA) from 2008 through 2013, continue to challenge cities. This report explores this and other recent market value and tax capacity trends, and provides an update on current property tax policy issues. (September-October 2013 Minnesota Cities magazine)
  • 2013 Property Tax Data (xls)
    Table containing 2013 data on Minnesota's 853 cities as well as League member townships.
  • 2013 Property Tax Data Special Supplement (pdf)
    This special supplement includes a comparison of property tax data by region and population size category. (September-October 2013 Minnesota Cities magazine)
  • 2013 City-by-City Market Value & Tax Capacity Composition (pdf)

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