The Polk County property tax statements were released and mailed to all homeowners within the county on Friday, March 29, and began reaching mailboxes on Monday, April 1. This year, approximately 30,000 statements were issued.

Along with the 2024 tax statements, the 2025 home valuation notices were mailed to Polk County homeowners just a few days prior. “We need to make sure that (constituents) separate these statements that were mailed out,” said Executive Director of Polk County Property Records Sam Melbye. “From the valuation notices that were mailed the week before. The valuation notices were received March 27-29. Those are the values for the 2025 taxes.”

If property owners have questions and concerns regarding home valuations, they can appeal or check the information to make sure it’s correct. You can contact the Polk County Assessor’s Office. “In April, there will be a local board of appeal and equalization meetings,” said Melbye, “This is where the property owner can go in and talk to either our Assessor’s Office or if your local jurisdiction has their meeting, you can talk to the township board, and city councils hold their meetings on these, where they can appeal their value.” If homeowners cannot agree in their local jurisdictions, they may appeal to the Polk County Board in June.

The valuation notices received last week by Polk County residents state the actual value of their homes in 2025. All home valuations were certified on January 2, 2024, for taxes payable in 2025. Many may question why the value of their homes is increasing at such a high rate, as well as their property taxes. Melbye further explained that each county in the state simply follows the amount of home sales through each calendar year, determining the new value. “What we do is we follow the sales,” said Melbye, “The sale study that we would’ve done for these values would’ve been from October 2022 through September of ’23; Sales of homes, commercial properties, and normally it’s within an area or a township. Crookston sales for Crookston values, East Grand Forks sales for East Grand Forks values, etc.”

The due dates for property tax payments are also listed on the property tax statements-

  • May 15, 2024- First Half Taxes due for residential, seasonal residential recreation, and agricultural properties.
  • October 15, 2024- Second Half Taxes due for residential and seasonal residential recreation.
  • November 15, 2024- Second Half taxes due for agricultural properties.

To view an example of a property tax statement issued, click here.