Tax Estimates

How Are Taxes Calculated?

The calculation of taxes each year is a very complicated process, with many different factors affecting the amount each property pays. Taxes that are due in one year are based on values and classifications of property determined in the previous year. Local budgeting decisions also affect taxes. Additionally, special programs a property might be enrolled in and special assessments may affect the total tax bill.

To see current and past actual tax amounts, please visit the county’s property tax information system.

Can I Get a Tax Estimate Online?

Unfortunately at this time, Blue Earth County does not have an online tax estimator. However, the Minnesota House of Representatives has a tool that will allow you look up property taxes based on market value, property type, and location. This can be used as a general estimate in some cases. You can also compare taxes over years or across locations. Visit the Property Tax Lookup website.

How Do I Request a Blue Earth County Tax Estimate?

The Property and Environmental Resources Department can provide tax estimates if necessary, but they are strictly estimates based on the best information available at the time. Please complete the following request form, providing as much information as possible, to allow us to respond to your request as soon as possible.

For More Information

If you have additional questions regarding tax estimates, please call (507) 304-4251 or you may send an email.