Assessing & Values

Market Update

Over the past two years, the real estate market in Washington County, as well as the rest of the Twin Cities Metro Area has seen some of the largest gains in recent history.  Washington County's 2023 assessed values mirror the market value gains that have taken place.
The 2023 values are based on real estate transactions that occurred between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.  These sales are also trended by the Department of Revenue to keep up with local market conditions.  For example, if a property sold in the beginning of the sales period it will be trended to reflect how properties are selling on the January 2nd, 2023 assessment date. 
Property owners should be receiving their 2023 valuation notice in late-March.  If you have any questions regarding your 2023 market value please call the number on your valuation notice or our main at 651-430-6175 and your call can be transferred to the appraiser responsible for your area.
For more information, please reference the 2023 Assessment Report, under "Important News" located on the Washington County Assessor's web page,

Understanding Your Property Value and Tax

See a video on How Valuation is Determined in Washington County


The Washington County Assessor’s Office is responsible for establishing the market value and determining classification (use) of property located within Washington County. The Assessor’s Office also maintains the county’s property database and is the primary source of property information for interdepartmental and community use.
You can use the links below to find additional information. If you have further questions, you can contact the Assessor’s Office at 651-430-6175 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and your call will be directed to the appraiser responsible for your area. Leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. 

Additional Information on Property Values and Appraisals.
Appraisal Process Questions and Answers.

Service of Property Tax Petitions

Washington County is again permitting the alternative service of petitions under Minn. Stat. § 278.01 for the objection to real property taxes due during the year 2023.  Please reference the following link to the County Policy for the alternative service procedure and Acknowledgment and Waiver of Personal Service Form.

Contact your appraiser