Board of Assessors
Also known as:
State Board of Assessors
Minnesota Board of Assessors
Function: Provides for the education, licensure, conduct, and discipline of assessors.
The State Board of Assessors was created in 1971 for the purpose of establishing, conducting, reviewing, supervising, coordinating, or approving courses in assessment practices, and establishing criteria for determining assessor's qualifications (Laws Sp. Sess. 1971 c31 art25 s1). It also received authority and responsibility to consider other matters relating to assessment administration brought before it by the commissioner of taxation. The board, which consisted of seven members appointed by the governor, could establish training courses on assessment practices and could review and approve courses on assessment practices offered by colleges, schools, and universities, as well as courses on assessment techniques offered by any governmental unit. It could establish criteria required to serve as an assessing official in the state, and could prepare and give examinations to determine whether assessing officials possessed necessary qualifications to perform the functions of their offices. It also certified persons as possessing necessary qualification for a given assessing level. Beginning December 1, 1974, no assessor could be employed in the state who had not been certified as qualified by the board. The board was placed under the Department of Revenue in 1980 and its name changed to the Board of Assessors (Minn. Stat. 270.41-270.53). (Source: Minnesota State Archives)
MN Department of Revenue
9 members (2 public members, 1 designated appraiser, 2 county assessors, 2 local assessors, 2 employees of Department of Revenue); appointed by commissioner of revenue; no compensation; members file with Ethical Practices Board. (as of 1991)
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