The Lyon County Assessor's Office is responsible for establishing the market value and determining classification of property for tax purposes as of January 2 of each year. Minnesota Statutes require the assessor to inspect properties at least once in a five year interval.
To ensure uniformity and accuracy, a physical (on-site and in-person) inspection is necessary to obtain initial property characteristic data. The primary objective of the quintile review process is to maintain and improve data quality, integrity, or consistency.
Valuation Notices are mailed each spring advising property owners of the current property value and classification of each parcel. Local, County and State Boards of Equalization are held each year to provide a fair and objective forum for property owners to appeal their valuation or classification.
The Assessor's Office is responsible for programs such as Green Acres, Blind/Disabled, local option disaster abatement, and most frequently addressed is homestead.
Duties include property tax splits, property ownership splits and combinations, processing of all Certificates of Real Estate Values and more.