What is market value?

Minnesota Statute 272.03 defines "market value" as "the usual selling price at the place where the property … is … at the time of assessment." It is "the price that could be obtained at a private sale or an auction sale, if the assessor determines the price from an auction sale represents an arms-length transaction. The price obtained at a forced sale shall not be considered."


In other words, market value is the price that would prevail under competitive open-market conditions.


For additional information, contact the Assessor's Office at 952-826-0365.

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1. Who are City appraisers and what are their credentials?
2. What is market value?
3. What does the Assessor's Office do?
4. How is market value determined?
5. What is the difference between 'Estimated Market Value' and 'Taxable Market Value'?
6. How does my property value affect my property taxes?
7. What if I disagree with the assessor’s value?
8. Can I pay my property taxes at City Hall?
9. I just moved into a home and have to homestead my property. With whom can I speak to about this?