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Equalization Board (1861-1907)

Also known as:
State Board of Equalization
County Board of Equalization?
Active dates:1861-1907

The State Board of Equalization was created in 1860 (Laws 1860 c1 s39) to equalize the value of real property among the counties of the state. In 1907 the board was replaced by the Minnesota Tax Commission (Laws 1907 c408).


The board was originally made up of the governor, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and attorney general. The composition of the board was changed in 1878 (Laws 1878 c11 s46). The secretary of state and treasurer were taken off the board and a person elected for a two-year term from each judicial district was added. 

Record last updated: 04/10/2024

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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