To deliver quality assessment services in an effective, professional and cost effective manner.
The office of the Assessor is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing all taxable property, both real and personal, for ad valorem tax purposes. The assessment date is January 2nd of each year and the assessor determines a full or partial value of new construction, or improvements depending upon the state of completion as of that date. Annual sales studies are used to analyze market conditions to determine how the Assessor's estimated market value compares to actual property sales. The Minnesota Department of Revenue requires the Assessor's estimated market value to fall within a range of 90% to 105% of actual market value.
Property Tax Records - Featuring a searchable map of Rice County properties (Beacon).
Timeline of Assessment Cycle
Property Valuation & Classification Appeals Process
Property Tax Fact Sheets - The fact sheets provide general information on specific, property tax-related topics.
The Rice County Assessor accepts homestead applications to claim that a property is your principal residence. Homestead status is a particular status that affects the tax rate of a property. Complete a Homestead Application and return it to the Assessor's Office to claim homestead status on a property. Please view our Applications and Forms Page for additional homestead applications and instructions.
Green Acres is a state program for valuing agricultural lands in an effort to preserve the state's farming heritage. It is administered by the Rice County Assessor's Office.
Green Acres Application
Green Acres Addendum Form (Must Accompany Green Acres Application)
Green Acres Fact Sheet
Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)
International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO)
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Minnesota State Legislature
Minnesota Tax Court
North Central Regional Association of Assessing Officers (NCRAAO)