finance & taxpayer services - assessor

Department Overview

The Goodhue County Assessor’s Office is responsible for establishing the estimated market value (EMV) and determining classification of property located within Goodhue County. The assessor notifies property owners of the classification, EMV and taxable market value via valuation notices that are mailed to all taxpayers each spring.

For directions on how to appeal an assessment, please click here.

Estimating Market Value

Property values change continuously with fluctuating economic conditions. In addition to market changes, numerous physical changes affect the value of land and buildings. All factors are considered in estimating the value of property. This requires physical inspection of all property subject to assessment.

Classifying Property

The assessor also determines the classification, or use, of each property. Each classification is taxed at a different percentage of market value. These percentages are set by the state legislature.

!!!! ATTENTION !!!

Notice of Reassessments

The Goodhue County Assessor’s Office will be performing reassessments of properties in 2023 for the 2024 assessment in the following areas:

- City of Bellechester                             - Goodhue Township

- City of Lake City                                 - Wacouta Township

- Belvidere Township                             - Pine Island Township

- Hay Creek Township                           - Featherstone Township

- Florence Township                             - Zumbrota Township 

The appraisal staff will knock on your door and leave their business card if the property owner is unavailable.  The appraisal staff will be updating photos and verifying measurements in the above mentioned areas in 2023 for the 2024 assessment.

If you would like to update your parcel information, please contact us at 651-385-3040 or complete a Property Questionnaire form by clicking here.


This will affect next year's property taxes and your eligibility for a Property Tax Refund. 

Have you purchased or moved into a property in the past year?

Contact your county assessor to file a homestead application if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as a homestead on or before December 31 of the current year. 

What is a qualifying relative?

Some relatives may qualify for homestead classification.

Qualifying relatives for both residential and occupied agricultural homestead include: parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews of the owner or of the spouse of the owner.

You must apply on or before December 31 of the current year.

Once homestead is granted for relative homestead an annual application is required.

Contact the assessor by December 31 of the current year if the use of the property you own or occupy as a qualifying relative has changed during the past year.   

If you sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status.  

Homestead Application

Non-Homestead Application

Other links

My House is Worth What?

Understanding Property Taxes

How the Assessor Estimates Your Market Value

How to Appeal Your Value and Classification

Homestead Exclusion for Veterans with a Disability