Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Lyon County Assessor's Office has made changes to the property assessment procedure for the 2021 assessment year. During this time, our top priority is the safety of the public and staff.
To view updates to Lyon County's property assessment procedure, click here.
To apply for homestead, click here, fill out online and print, or print to fill out. Return the application via mail or the drop box located at the rear entrance of the Lyon County Government Center.
Lyon County Assessor's Office
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Please contact our office if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience.
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 Homestead, 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.