Tax rate the lowest in the metro area
The Dakota County property tax rate remains the lowest county tax rate in the metro area and one of the lowest in the state. The tax rate is the amount of money (the levy) needed to pay for essential services, divided by the tax base. Dakota County has a growing tax base.
Change in county portion
We project that a home in Dakota County with a median estimated value of $359,200 will experience a 3.5-percent increase in the county’s portion of property taxes comparable to 2022.
County's share is about 17 percent of property tax bill
On average, the county’s share of property taxes is about 17 percent of a homeowner’s total property tax bill. School districts, cities or townships, and special taxing districts comprise the rest of the property tax bill.
Taxes below the metro average
The average county portion of 2023 proposed property tax paid by owners of homes valued at a median estimated value of $359,200 in Dakota County is $666 compared to an estimated metro average of $1,025 in county tax.