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It's in the mail, but it's not a check

Crow Wing County property owners will soon be receiving their annual notices of property valuation and classification.

Each notice lists the assessed value of the property along with the tax classification. These assessments are used to calculate 2013 property taxes.

“It is very important property owners read and understand these notices because changes to a properties assessment can impact property taxes the next year,” said Gary Griffin, Land Services supervisor for property valuation and classification, in a news release. This year property owners will see some changes to the notices due to changes made by the state Legislature. One of the most significant is there will be a taxable market value along with an estimated market value of houses that are homestead. This is due to legislation which changed the market value credit to a market value exclusion.

Griffin is encouraging taxpayers to contact the Property Valuation and Classification office with any questions they may have about their properties valuation or classification. “We are committed to providing excellent customer service and responding to all inquiries in an efficient, courteous and professional manner,” he said. The office is located in Brainerd on the main floor of the Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St. The main phone number is 824-1010 and the email address is Or go to the county’s website at

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