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At your service: Bloomington’s next city assessor

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 4, 2023
Updated on January 4, 2023
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Out of college with a bachelor of science degree in applied economics and an interest in real estate, Tim Bulger landed a job as an appraisal technician for Scott County and he was hooked.

He quickly advanced to becoming a residential appraiser, first at Scott County and then at the city of Minnetonka. Soon he was a senior commercial appraiser with Hennepin County. For the past four years, he was Scott County deputy county assessor before coming to Bloomington.

“The primary responsibility of an assessor’s office is to classify and value property,” Bulger said. “It’s an important service that impacts the community in so many ways. I’m glad to be a part of it.”

Bulger’s team reviews 20% of Bloomington properties annually, so each property in Bloomington is reviewed every five years. Each spring, residents get assessment results in their property valuation notices. The City receives more than 700 inquiries about these valuation notices, and Bulger’s team is ready to talk.

“We want residents to understand the process, and we’re here to help,” said Bulger. “There are a lot of different components that go into the assessment, and property owners have a great interest in the results.  We want to ensure our values are accurate, fair and equitable.”