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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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Board of Assessors

Also known as:
State Board of Assessors
Minnesota Board of Assessors
Active dates:1971-

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)

Advisory to:
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)

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Internet resource:
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1971-1989.
Record last updated: 10/30/2019

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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