Primary ContactSandy Vold - County Assessor
20 SE Second St
Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-6360
Fax: (320) 839-6370
The Department of Revenue is excited to announce that the general Property Tax Fact Sheets have gone through the Department of Revenue’s plain language project and the updated versions are now posted on their website. DOR FactSheet
GIS Web or Mobile Access
Anyone can use our Public Access GIS web site to view basic information within Big Stone County, including tax information, high resolution imaging, and more. Public GIS web view
We also offer a free mobile GIS App that works with iOS or Android devices: Mobile App Instructions
Beginning October 1, 2014, all certificates of real estate value must be submitted using eCRV. County and city offices will no longer accept paper copies of the Certificates of Real Estate Value, except for sales that have occured before October 1, 2014.
Visit the Minnesota eCRV web site
Services and Responsibilities
The Assessor’s Office directs, plans and supervises the appraisal and recording of all property assessments in Big Stone County, as prescribed by Minnesota Statutes and the directives of the Commissioners of Revenue, in order to provide an equitable and efficient system of property appraisal for tax purposes.
Specific duties include:
- Locating property within the County and determining which properties are subject to taxation.
- Determining the use of each property and assigning a classification based on that use.
- Determining which properties qualify for homestead exemptions.
- Determining present market value of each property and calculating the tax capacity based on its classification.
- Notifying taxpayers annually of the classification and market value of their property.