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Overview of Dakota County, MN Taxes

Tax rates in Dakota County, Minnesota are on par with the national average. The average effective property tax rate in Dakota County is 1.17%.

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    To calculate the exact amount of property tax you will owe requires your property's assessed value and the property tax rates based on your property's address. Please note that we can only estimate your property tax based on median property taxes in your area. There are typically multiple rates in a given area, because your state, county, local schools and emergency responders each receive funding partly through these taxes. In our calculator, we take your home value and multiply that by your county's effective property tax rate. This is equal to the median property tax paid as a percentage of the median home value in your county.

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To calculate the exact amount of property tax you will owe requires your property's assessed value and the property tax rates based on your property's address. Please note that we can only estimate your property tax based on median property taxes in your area. There are typically multiple rates in a given area, because your state, county, local schools and emergency responders each receive funding partly through these taxes. In our calculator, we take your home value and multiply that by your county's effective property tax rate. This is equal to the median property tax paid as a percentage of the median home value in your county.

Dakota County Property Tax Rates

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Dakota County residents pay an average of $2,573 in property taxes. This amount is slightly higher than average property tax payment of $2,204 in Minnesota. Minnesota’s overall state average effective rate is 1.19%. Within Dakota County, median property tax payments ranged from $1,411 in Randolph to $7,308 in Sunfish Lake.

The median home value in Dakota County is $220,500. This is quite a bit higher than the state’s median home value of $185,200. Median home values in Dakota County range from South St. Paul’s value of $163,800 to a value of $851,600 in Sunfish Lake County.

The revenue that results from residents’ annual property tax payments goes toward public funding for the state, Dakota County and its local jurisdictions as well.

CountyMedian Home ValueMedian Annual Property Tax PaymentAverage Effective Property Tax Rate
Apple Valley$215,700$2,5451.18%
Burnsville$211,100$2,4081.14%
Coates$169,400$1,7221.02%
Eagan$245,000$2,6861.10%
Farmington$200,300$2,9371.47%
Hampton$197,800$2,2131.12%
Hastings$175,200$2,2401.28%
Inver Grove Heights$205,100$2,3491.15%
Lakeville$243,000$2,8331.17%
Lilydale$272,400$2,9601.09%
Mendota$172,200$2,3751.38%
Mendota Heights$342,500$3,2920.96%
Miesville$228,300$2,0250.89%
New Trier$210,700$2,4091.14%
Northfield$201,500$2,7481.36%
Randolph$185,000$1,4110.76%
Rosemount$233,700$2,8301.21%
South St. Paul$163,800$2,0561.26%
Sunfish Lake$851,600$7,3080.86%
Vermillion$174,100$2,0651.19%
West St. Paul$173,000$2,1091.22%

Paying Your Dakota County Property Taxes

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In Dakota County, you’ll pay your annual property taxes in the form of two installments. In most cases, these installments will be due by May 15 and October 15 of each year. But in the case of manufactured home properties you’ll need to pay your installments by August 31 and November 15. Agricultural property due dates are May 15 and November 15.

Dakota County residents have a range of payment methods to choose from when taking care of their tax bills. If paying in person is your preference, you can do so at the Administration Center in Hastings, the Northern Service Center in West St. Paul or the Western Service Center in Apple Valley. Residents can also use one of Dakota County’s three drop boxes if they don’t mind not getting a receipt.

How Your Dakota County Property Tax Works

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Property taxes are calculated in two different ways. The county levies property taxes based on both market value and net tax capacity. In the case of the market value-based portion of your property taxes, your home’s market value will directly determine the amount you pay. This amount will add together with your net tax capacity-based total to result in your net tax.

The calculation for a property’s net tax capacity is a little more complicated. This is based on your home’s market value after any market value exclusions have been subtracted. The Homestead Value Exclusion is an example of a common exclusion that would be subtracted when your net tax capacity is calculated.

If your home is valued at $76,000 or under, your Homestead Market Value Exclusion is 40% of the home’s market value. From home values of $76,000 to $413,800, your Homestead Market Value Exclusion would be $30,400 minus 9% of the home’s value over $76,000. If your home is worth more than $413,000, your property doesn’t qualify for the Homestead Exclusion.

To finish calculating your net tax capacity, the resulting amount after exclusions are subtracted is multiplied by the property’s class rate. In the case of a residential homestead, this rate will be 1% for the first $500,000 of the home’s value and a rate of 1.25% with any leftover value beyond $500,000.

What sets market value? Your home’s market value is an estimate of what the property would sell for in current market conditions in Dakota County. Assessors look at market value over the course of the year to set market value every January.

The process of determining property market values boils down to a few key steps. First, assessors have to take a look at the property in question. Properties with a recent building permit are subject to an assessment for the following January. Otherwise, the property will need an updated assessment every five years at minimum.

When assessors take a look at the property, they collect data to be used in calculating market value. This often includes measures of the property’s age, condition, size and other added features like finished basements or fireplaces. Assessors combine this data with analysis of surrounding home sales to reach an appropriate market value.

Your Dakota County property tax rates can vary based on how the Assessor’s Office classifies your property. Whether or not your property is considered residential homestead, residential non-homestead commercial or agricultural can all lead to varying property taxes rates. Different classifications are subject to different percentages of the property’s market value.

State law requires that assessors do regular assessments for properties in Dakota County to account for changing market conditions and other factors. Changes like land clearing, nearby street or infrastructure improvements or recent remodeling can also give property market values a boost.

The Minnesota State Board of Assessors sets requirements for appraisers working with the Assessor’s Office to make sure their training, experience and licenses are consistent and in good standing.

Property Tax: Which Counties are Getting the Best Bang for Their Buck

SmartAsset’s interactive map highlights the places across the country where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively. Zoom between states and the national map to see the counties getting the biggest bang for their property tax buck.

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Methodology

Our study aims to find the places in the United States where people are getting the most for their property tax dollars. To do this we looked at school rankings, crime rates and property taxes for every county.

As a way to measure the quality of schools, we calculated the average math and reading/language arts proficiencies for all the school districts in the country. Within each state, these schools were then ranked between 1 and 10 (with 10 being the best) based on those average scores.

For each county, we calculated the violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Using the school and crime numbers, we calculated a community score. This is the ratio of the school rank to the combined crime rate per 100,000 residents.

We used the number of households, median home value and average property tax rate to calculate a per capita property tax collected for each county.

Finally, we calculated a tax value by creating a ratio of the community score to the per capita property tax paid. This shows us the counties in the country where people are getting the most bang for their buck, or where their property tax dollars are going the furthest.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey, Department of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Police or Justice Department websites