The annual Truth in Taxation public hearing to discuss the 2018 Dakota County budget and proposed property taxes is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55 in Hastings. The meeting will include a presentation detailing the 2018 budget and an opportunity for residents to comment and ask questions.
The proposed overall 2018 levy includes a major reduction in the Regional Rail Authority levy and an increase in the Dakota County proposed maximum levy. The result is a net increase of 1.9 percent or less in the overall County tax levy in 2018. With this maximum levy increase of 1.9 percent or less, Dakota County will again have the lowest property tax rates per capita in the state next year. Paying off County taxpayer debt in 2016 is a major contributor to keeping the property tax rate low in Dakota County.
Under the proposed maximum levy, a typical home valued at $243,900 will pay about $9 more in county tax next year.
County residents can access their proposed 2018 property tax notices online and sign up to receive their proposed notices, property tax statements and valuation notices by email using the Property Information Search.
For more information on the proposed 2018 property taxes, visit the Proposed Property Tax page.