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Budget & Financial Reports

Budget & Financial Reports

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We're cutting taxes
Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to our 2013 Residential Survey approved of the job the Dakota County Board of Commissioners is doing. We believe that is because we deliver quality services at the lowest possible cost. But don’t just take our word for that. Learn how we use your tax dollars to build and maintain roads, operate libraries, manage parks, protect the environment, keep families safe and healthy and so much more — go to www.dakotacounty.us.

The more you know about where your money goes, the more confident you’ll be that
our services are a good value. The pie chart above shows exactly how taxes are being used by Dakota County.
 
Dakota County delivers for less
Even when challenged by shortfalls in funding during the past several years, we’ve kept Dakota County’s share of property taxes low. In fact, Dakota County has the lowest per capita county tax rate in the metro area in 2013.
 
We’ve done this by continually looking for more cost effective ways to deliver service through innovation and collaboration.
 
Things have improved. The State of Minnesota has restored some of the aid to county government and reduced the sales tax it charges us. For the most part, we’re investing this funding into maintaining services we know you value, like high-quality libraries and spectacular parks. Some of it we’re using to lower
your taxes.
 
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has approved a reduction in the 2014 property tax levy.
 
That’s what we call efficient, effective and responsive government. And it’s here to stay.
 

Last updated: 11/13/2013 4:52 AM