We're cutting taxes
Due to the levy reduction and other changes in the tax base, the owner of a median valued home will see, on average, a 5-percent decrease in the county portion of their property tax bill next year.
On average, Dakota County receives only 17 cents of every dollar you pay in property taxes. The rest goes to the state, cities, school districts and other taxing authorities.
However, the actual changes shown in the county portion of your tax bill will also depend on which city and school district you live in. It’s your money—that’s why we’re careful how we spend tax dollars and deliver the services you’ve told us are important to you.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has kept your county property taxes among the lowest in the state. We will continue to make sure our services are a good value. This pie chart shows how taxes going to Dakota County are used.
Dakota County delivers for less
In 2013, once again, we will not increase taxes. In fact, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners lowered the levy to save you money.
Dakota County has a long history of being smart and responsible about how we use your
tax dollars. We hope you believe the services we provide are a great value.
For less than $12 in property taxes a year per person, we provide 5,600 beautiful acres of County parkland.
For only $13 a year per person, we maintain 440 miles of County roads, 250 traffic signals and 75 bridges.
For only $27 a year per person, we give residents access to tens of thousands of books, hundreds of programs at our nine library locations, and almost unlimited online resources.