Property Taxes and Property Information

How do I pay my property tax?

St. Louis County mails property tax statements in late March. Payments are due in May and October each year. If you have a question about your statement, visit the St. Louis County Auditor's website or call them at 218-726-2380.

How are property taxes calculated?

Property taxes are set each year by determining the amount needed to provide services to the community. Policy makers, such as the school board, city council and county board, develop and propose a budget. Then, public hearings are held in November or December to give community members a chance to provide feedback. Final budgets are set by late December.

The cost of providing services to the community (the final budget) is divided among community members, based on taxable market values (assessed values) and property class rates. The residential rate is different than a commercial or apartment rate.

Property taxes do not fund either the state or federal government. These are funded by income and sales taxes.

Taxable market values

Minnesota law requires that the assessed value of your home reflect its market value — the price a buyer would typically pay for your home in today's real estate market. Assessors set your home's value by comparing what similar homes in your neighborhood actually sold for in the last year. For questions about your home's assessed value, visit the St. Louis County Assessor's website or call the St. Louis County Assessor's office at 218-726-2304.

For information about filing for homestead status, visit the homestead information page.

Appeal your home’s value

If you disagree with your estimated market value, you have the right to appeal. However, we recommend you first call the St. Louis County Assessor’s Office.  

Annual budget

Each year in December, city council adopts the budget for the following year. 

Find property tax and property information

For more information about taxes and other information on a specific property, use St. Louis County's property information search and St. Louis County Land Explorer. The St. Louis County Land Explorer is an interactive web mapping application providing the ability to query and map St. Louis County land record data. This map application allows users to search by PIN, address, and other methods, while displaying information from the various County departments such as value and tax information. 

Senior citizen property tax deferral

Are you a senior citizen concerned about your ability to pay your property taxes? If so, the State of Minnesota's Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program may be able to help.

Under this program, qualifying seniors pay no more than three percent of their income toward their tax bill, and the state pays any remaining tax as a low interest loan. The unpaid tax, along with accumulated interest, then becomes a lien on the property. This lien must be satisfied when the property is sold.

To be eligible, you must be at least 65 years old, have a household income of $60,000 or less, and have lived in your home for at least 15 years. Forms and instructions are available from the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.

Assessments and Special Assessments

The City of Floodwood may assess delinquent utility charges, unpaid fines and other miscellaneous work such as lawn mowing and property maintenance on to your property taxes.  Property owners are notified of potential assessments and given the opportunity to appeal. If you have any questions about an assessment on your property please call Floodwood City Hall at 218-476-2751.

Before buying property in the City of Floodwood you, your realtor or your title company should request a special assessment search on the property. To request an assessment search download and email or mail in this special assessment search form along with $25.   The special assessment search fee must be paid prior to or along with the special assessment search request.