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Parcel Record Requests
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:03

The Assessor's office requires that all requests for further information regarding details on a subject property, from businesses, or Parties other than the owners of the subject property, be submitted via E-mail, or in writing, and shall be subject to a minimum charge of $3.00. To set up a billing account for this service please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call Angie at 218-387-3640.

Understanding the Property Assessment Process
Friday, 22 March 2013 16:37

From Assessor, Betty Schultz

Cook County property owners will soon be receiving their annual notices of Property Valuation and Classification. Each notice lists the assessed value of the property along with the tax classification. These assessments are used to calculate the 2014 property taxes. It is very important property owners read and understand these notices as changes to a property assessment can impact property taxes the next year. These notices inform citizens of the assessed value of their property as of January 2, 2013 based on sales of comparable properties in 2011 and 2012. The assessed values then are used to calculate taxes due and payable in 2014.

Highlighted below are some of the major components - and challenges – of the property assessment process and issues to be aware of when reviewing your valuation notices.

Understanding Changes in Homestead Benefits

cape-cod-houseWhat Changed?
The 2011 Legislature repealed the Homestead Market Value Credit, (the homestead credit), and replaced it with a new Homestead Market Value Exclusion.

Homestead Notice


* This will affect the amount of property tax you pay in 2011, and
it may affect your eligibility for a property tax refund.

Assessment Flow Chart

flowchartClick the link below to access a flow chart of the assessment year.

Assessment year flowchart
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Assessor/Land Commissioner
Betty Schultz
Assistant County Assessor
Todd Smith
Assessor's Technical Clerk
Rachel Espe


Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN  55604

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