The Finance Director is responsible for payroll, utility billing, purchasing, special assessments, investment of City funds, and management of other City assets as requested by the City Council. The Finance Department also produces documents with the assistance of other City departments: the annual operating budget, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and the five-year Capital Improvement Plan.
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Wright County Property Tax Search/Payments
Wright County Property Tax and Value Lookup is an online tool to search and view information on property information and values.
Wright County Property Tax Search/Payment Tool
Estimated Market Value
Estimated market value is the amount the assessor estimates a buyer would pay for your property if it were offered for sale. Each year the assessor reviews the market value of your property to determine if changes in the real estate market or improvements to your property require a change in the estimated market value.
Classification & Class Rates
All property is classified by the assessor according to its use. Each class of property (home, apartment, cabin, farm, business) is taxed at a different percentage of its value. This percentage, or class rate, is determined by the state legislature.
Appealing Your Assessment
Each spring, the assessor’s office will mail a Valuation Notice informing you of the value and classification of your property. You have the right to appeal if you feel the estimated market value and/or property classification is incorrect.
Do Your Research
Check real estate listings and sales data online or in your newspaper to get an idea of asking prices in your area.
Contact the Assessor
Contact the assessor’s office to verify information about your property such as structure dimensions, condition, etc.
- Ask the assessor to explain the criteria used to determine the estimated market value and classification of your property.
- Schedule a time for the assessor to review the property, if necessary.
- If you and the assessor are unable to agree on the property valuation or classification, more formal appeal methods are available through the Local & County Boards of Equalization.
**You must first appeal to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization with the City of Albertville in April prior to attending the County Board of Appeal and Equalization in June
Real Property Land Transactions can involve multiple departments within Wright County depending on the complexity of the transaction. We have provided a brief summary of which offices could be involved with Real Property transactions on this page.
County and local assessors estimate property market values and classify them according to their use for property tax purposes. More Information is available on the Assessor home page:
- What is a market value exclusion and why might it change?
- What is market value?
- How does the Assessor determine market value?
- How to apply for Homestead or Relative Homestead
Auditor / Treasurer
The county Auditor/Treasurer handles property tax administration, tax forfeited land proceedings and special assessments including ditches. Property conveyances, divisions and combinations of land which includes the collection of mortgage registration tax, state deed tax and agricultural fee collection.
More information is available on the Auditor/Treasurer home page:
The primary responsibilities of the County Recorder’s Office are to accept real estate documents for filing and maintain a permanent repository of recorded documents for real property in Wright County. More information is available on the Recorder home page:
- Land Shark Online Access to Real Estate Records
- Real Estate Forms Online
- Recording Checklist
- Torrens Property Listing
Planning & Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Department administers and enforces zoning, land use, and subdivision regulations. More information is available on the Planning & Zoning home page:
- Board of Adjustment
- Building Permit Information
- Compost & Recycling Facility
- Feedlot Information
- Land Use Plan
- Planning Commission
- Septic Systems
- Zoning Ordinance
The County Surveyor’s Office provides professional surveying support to the county and ascertains that land measurements and locations of all parcels of property in Wright County are properly defined. More information is available on the Surveyor home page:
Wright County: Why Do My Property Taxes Vary From Year to Year
This link will bring you to information on how your tax amount may vary from year to year. This article is published by the Association of Minnesota Counties.