3. Appear before the The Boards of Appeal and Equalization (if issue has not been resolved)
You may appear before the Boards of Appeal and Equalization in person, through a letter, or through a representative authorized by you. You must present your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization before going to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization. The City of Bloomington Local Board meets on Wednesday, April 21th at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers. Appeal Applications are requested no later than April 9, 2021. Walk- ins are welcome but will be heard after scheduled applications.
Local Board of Appeal and Equalization
If you believe your value or classification is incorrect, you may bring your case to the City of Bloomington Local Board of Equalization. The board consists of 5 members that work in the real estate field in our community. Our current members are Ahmed Muhumud, Clay M. Dodd, Mary Beth Werkmeister, Bradley M. Moore, and Andrew Robinson.
County Board of Appeal and Equalization
If the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization does not resolve your concerns, you may then bring your case to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization. You must call in advance to get on the agenda. Please contact the Hennepin County Assessor's Office to get on the agenda or for more information.
To Appeal 2021 Value or Classification with Hennepin County:
You must have presented your case to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization (See Step 1 above) before going to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization. The deadline for filing appeals is May 19, 2021.
The County Board convenes on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487.
Appointments can be made by calling 612-348-7050.
4: Final option (if issue has not been resolved)
If the dispute still has not been resolved, you may petition the Minnesota Tax Court.
Minnesota Tax Court
25 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard, Room 245
St Paul MN 55115
PH: 651-539-3260 mn.gov/tax-court
Small Claims Division
You may take your case directly to the Small Claims Division of Tax Court if:
The assessor's estimated market value of your property is less than $300,000; or
The entire parcel is classified as a residential homestead (1a or 1b) and the parcel contains no more than one dwelling unit; or
The entire parcel is classified as an agricultural homestead (2a or 1b); or
You are appealing the denial of a current year application for homestead classification of your property.
Regardless of your property type or the nature of your claim, you always have the option to file directly with the Regular Division of Tax Court.