Like most other areas of the country, Hennepin County, Minnesota charges residents yearly property taxes. In Minnesota, property taxes provide the majority of the funding for local governments and local programs, including schools, roads and police and fire support. Hennepin County property taxes are collected by the county and distributed between the county, cities, townships, school districts and special districts, such as the Metropolitan Council, the Metropolitan Transit and the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.
The amount of Hennepin County property taxes you’ll owe is dependent upon the value of your property as valued by the local tax assessor. Assessors estimate property values and set their classifications for tax purposes. Once the properties in the county are assessed, then the value of your property is calculated using the millage rate that has been determined. The millage rate is determined once the county’s budget is determined. The millage rate must be high enough to generate the required revenue, based on the property values in the area.