Property Tax Reports

2019 Tax Base Composition Data Now Available

Tax base composition data for payable 2019 became available from the Minnesota Department of Revenue (DOR) in September 2020. The table, posted below, shows the breakdown of total net tax capacity for each city and member township into five main categories of property: agriculture, residential homestead, other residential (e.g., apartments), commercial-industrial, and other (e.g., marinas, golf courses).

The DOR is still working to make more recent data available, including the tax base composition and rate data for payable 2020. The data will be posted here when it becomes available.

Other property tax data

Property tax data for taxes payable in 2017, 2018, and 2019 became available from the DOR in late 2019. Due to the implementation of a new database at DOR, the data was significantly delayed.

The League has compiled the data into simplified tables showing city-by-city tax base and tax rate information for each year, available below.

The League usually publishes a property tax report in the September-October issue of Minnesota Cities magazine, but has been unable to do so the last three years because of the delays.

Usefulness of the data

This property tax information is intended for city officials and staff to use for preparing city budgets, communicating with city residents, and understanding how the tax base and tax rates change over time. The tax tables use data from the Minnesota Department of Revenue to present a wide range of information in an accessible way. City officials and staff can learn the makeup of the local tax base, the different tax rates that apply in their community, and calculate estimated taxes on homes. Historical data is included here to allow for looking at trends over time.

If you have questions or need assistance analyzing the tax data further, contact League Policy Analysis Manager Rachel Walker at

Index of reports & supplementary information

2019 Property Tax Information

2018 Property Tax Information

  • 2018 Property Tax Data (xls)
    Table containing 2018 data on Minnesota’s 853 cities as well as League member townships. Worksheet 2 of the file contains a glossary of terms used in the table.

2017 Property Tax Information