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Posted on: March 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Stearns County Open Book Meeting CANCELED

Open Book Meeting Canceled

THE OPEN BOOK MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Due to concerns over the health and safety of Stearns County property owners and employees, this Open Book meeting has been cancelled.Employees from the Stearns County Assessor’s Office are available to assist property owners in understanding their Notice of Valuation and Classification, and to address any concerns regarding their value and classification for the 2020 Assessment, Property Taxes Payable in 2021.

Stearns County appraisers will continue to work with property owners to resolve any appeals using all tools available to them.County staff will not be conducting physical inspections, whether interior or exterior, for any property until further notice.It is our expectation that all concerns will continue to be addressed to the fullest extent possible and with the best interest of the property owner in mind.

To contact the appraiser for your area, please locate the phone number towards the bottom left of your light blue valuation notice. It is under the heading ‘Local Board of Appeal and Open Book Meetings’ right after ‘For questions call’.We can also be reached by our general inbox at property.assessment@co.stearns.mn.us or by phone at 320-656-3680.

The decision to cancel the in-person meeting has been done in accordance with MN DOR guidelines and Stearns County’s decision to close public facing services. Please refer to our website for any updates or further changes to upcoming meetings and deadlines.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we navigate through these difficult times.

Jake Pidde

Stearns County Assessor


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