Assessor's Office

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TAXPAYERS AND RESIDENTS OF CHIPPEWA COUNTY

Please call 320-269-7696 with any questions. If no answer, leave a voicemail using option ’7’ for the general mailbox. Mailbox option #5 is not currently being monitored, so if you choose to leave a message to option 5, you will not receive a callback at this time.

Postcards will be mailed if a staff appraiser is planning to be in your neighborhood. This does not include districts who employ a local assessor. Call your local officials or our office to inquire regarding who does the district assessing.

The Chippewa County Assessor’s Office staff will be physically visiting/viewing specific areas throughout the County this year, where the parcels are part of the five-year rotation required by MN Statutes 273.01 and 273.08. They will also be visiting any parcels with new construction through Fall and early Winter. County staff appraisers will be identified as County employees and carry the proper credentials.

With the Covid-19 precautions and social distancing in place, we will be viewing the exterior of your property. This may include measuring buildings, decks and patios to verify our information is correct. We will also be taking exterior photos for office use. If you need to visit with staff when they arrive, please wear a mask and practice six-foot distancing. Staff will have masks with them as well and will wear as needed.

If you have concerns with your health and safety, would like to verify the information regarding the interior of your property or have any questions, please call the office at 320-269-7696. 


Homestead applications are available on the page listed to the left labeled "Forms." Click on the Homestead form, fill out online and print, or print to fill out. Make sure to enter all applicable fields. For added convenience a drop box is located by the main entrance to drop off any information.

The ’Contact Assessor’s Office’ link and call to leave a message are other options to request an application.

Special Ag applications will be mailed out in mid-July.

Options to return applications or correspondence include: 

  • drop box at main entrance - envelope addressed to assessor
  • email - tmortenson@co.chippewa.mn.us
  • USPS - 629 N 11th STREET, STE 3  MONTEVIDEO  MN  56265-1652

After the main door is open to the public, the County requests that you practice social distancing and wear a mask.

Contact Assessor’s Office’ email direct link and mailing address is also located on right side of the page.

Thank you for your understanding. Please check back for any updates.

The Assessor's Office directs, plans and supervises the appraisal and recording of all property assessments in Chippewa County as prescribed by Minnesota Statutes and the directives of the Commissioners of Revenue in order to provide an equitable and efficient system of property appraisal for tax purposes.

The law specifically requires that every fifth year; an appraiser will view the property and record property characteristics that would affect the market value, such as age, size, etc. In addition, properties are to be viewed whenever improvements have been made to the parcel.

Properties are compared with actual sales that have occurred in the market place to determine values. The market value placed on a property by our office should be 90 to 105% of what your property should sell for if placed on the open market.