Assessor John Kulseth
The Assessor's primary duty is to determine the value of all taxable real and personal
property for the purpose of equitable tax distribution for various taxing districts.
The amount of taxes required is determined by the Council Members or Commissioners
of the taxing districts. The assessed value and tax dollar requirements are calculated
to provide each owner with an amount of tax due according to their proportionate
share of the total monies necessary to satisfy the budgeted levy requirements.
In addition, excess or special levies are approved by the voters at the polls: these
include bonds, maintenance and operation and capital improvements.
There are exemptions available to property owners such as:
Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons
There are also
current use assessments for agriculture, preserving open space, or
growing forest products.
It is the Assessor's responsibility to insure that all property owners are treated
fairly and impartially in accordance with our State laws. It is our sincere desire
to serve and support you in an effective, responsible and courteous manner.