Reappraisals coming for parts of St. Louis County

Property visits will not include door-knocking or personal introductions, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.


The St. Louis County Assessors Department announced the list of local jurisdictions to be reappraised as part of the 2021 assessment — for taxes payable in 2022. These are the areas that will be physically visited by an appraiser this year.

The reappraisal areas include the Duluth Heights and Piedmont areas of Duluth, the northern rural portions of the city of Hibbing, along with the cities of Babbitt, Buhl, Cook, Orr and Winton.

Townships to be reappraised include: Alango, Alden, Angora, Ault, Bassett, Camp Five, Colvin, Crane Lake, Fairbanks, Field, Fredenberg, French, Gnesen, Kabetogama, Leiding, Linden Grove, Morcom, North Star, Owens, Pequaywan, Sturgeon and Willow Valley.

Additionally, the office will be reappraising numerous unorganized townships.

Appraisers from the County Assessor’s Office will be visiting properties in these areas over the next several months, likely beginning within the next two weeks. Postcards will be sent to property owners informing them to expect a visit in the coming weeks.


There are some changes to what residents can expect this year due to the distancing recommendations related to COVID-19. The appraiser will not be knocking on doors, making a personal introduction or going inside any buildings. Appraisers will be viewing properties from a marked St. Louis County vehicle.

The reappraisal is required by state law. It will ensure that property data is accurate and will assist the assessor in estimating a fair and equitable market value of each property for tax purposes. Notices of valuation and classification will be mailed to taxpayers in spring 2021.

Anyone with questions or concerns about their property's assessment is encouraged to contact their closest Assessor's Office: Duluth, 218-726-2304; Virginia, 218-749-7147; Ely, 218-365-8236; Cook, 218-471-7220; or Hibbing, 218-262-6089. The following toll-free number can be used from anywhere in St. Louis County: 800-450-9777.

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