Property Tax Calculations Property taxes do not have a set rate like income or sales taxes. With property taxes, taxing jurisdictions determine the dollar amount to raise from property taxes. This is called the "levy." The levy is divided by the total value of the tax base of the taxing jurisdiction to arrive at a tax rate. The tax rate is multiplied by the value of each individual parcel to determine each parcel’s share of the property tax liability. It is possible that taxes may go up even if values went down. The property tax on an individual parcel is affected by a number of factors including:
Spending decisions (levy) of each taxing jurisdiction
Change in value (tax base) of a taxing jurisdiction
Change in your parcel’s value
How does the value change on your parcel compare to the value change on other parcels, did it go up or down more or less than average?
School district 624 White Bear Lake passed a school referendum for Pay 2023. Final 2023 taxes in this district may be higher than proposed taxes.
Want to know if the tax change on a property is generally what other taxpayers are experiencing? This document has information on property taxes in Washington County. This includes information such as counts of parcels by range of tax increase/decrease, and maps of the percentage change in taxes.
Looking for an estimate of what taxes would be if property was homesteaded? This interactive calculator allows you to enter the value of the property and select the location in the county and will provide an estimate of property taxes if the property is homestead vs. non-homestead.
Property Tax Refunds If you owned and occupied this property as your homestead on January 2, 2023, you may qualify for one or both of the following refunds: -The Property Tax Refund – If your taxes exceed certain income-based thresholds, and your total household income is less than $128,280. -The Special Homestead Credit Refund – If you also owned and occupied this property as your homestead on January 2, 2022, and both of the following are true: • The net property tax on your homestead increased by more than 12 percent from 2022 to 2023, and • The increase was at least $100, not due to improvements on the property.