The Assessor’s Office is required by State law to physically review your property at least once every five years and record any changes in property characteristics since their last visit. This process is known as the quintile review. The assessor maintains an electronic database of records on the physical characteristics of each property in the County - noting characteristics like year built, style, square footage, quality of construction, and condition. A quintile review ensures the data we maintain in our appraisal system about your property remains accurate. The data is used in estimating a fair and equitable value of your property for property tax purposes.
When they visit, Appraisal staff will request permission to view both the interior and exterior of your property. (An interior review is required for accuracy.) If you're unsure whether the individual works with Scott County, you may request to see their County ID badge. If you are not home, we will complete an exterior inspection and a notice will be left on your front door notifying you of our visit, along with any further instructions. Please review this notice carefully, as there may be additional need for an interior review or verification of information.
More information:Minnesota Statutes.