Assessments / Appraisals

Property Assessment Overview

Minnesota state law requires properties to be reviewed at least one time every five years. Reviews typically occur during the summer and fall of each year. It is necessary for the appraiser to view the interior of the property to document the amenities and determine the quality and condition of each property. The review also helps determine the use of the property.

Assessments are completed by four appraisers who are licensed by the State of Minnesota. Additional support is provided by two taxpayer service specialists.

Assessment Process

The two main steps in the assessment process are:

  1. Valuation of Property - Property is valued as of January 2 of each year. The assessor and appraisers collect information on each property and review sales information on sales occurring in the county to determine the value.
  2. Classification of Property - Property is also classified each year on January 2. There is a list of possible classifications provided in Minnesota state law. The appraisers and assessor select the appropriate one based on the use of the property.

Find Property Characteristic / Parcel Information

The County’s property characteristics information system is available online. This provides building and land details, sales information, and property reports on all types of properties in Mower County. You can search by address or parcel number.

Questions and Concerns

You may email an appraiser directly by choosing the appropriate property type below: 

Location Property Type Contact
Small Cities Residential Email
City of Austin (NE & SE) Residential Email
City of Austin (NW & SW) Residential Email
City of Austin Mobile Homes Email
City of Austin & Small Cities Commercial, Industrial Email
Townships (Adams, Austin, Bennington, 
Clayton, LeRoy, Lodi, Lyle, Marshall,
Nevada, Windom)
Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Mobile Homes Email
Townships (Dexter, Frankford, Grand Meadow
Lansing, Pleasant Valley, Racine, Red Rock,
Sargeant, Udolpho, Waltham)
Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Mobile Homes Email
All Apartments Email
All Exempt Email