courthouse

Big Stone County, MN

big stone lake
Assessor

Primary Contact

Sandy Vold - County Assessor

20 SE Second St
Suite 102
Ortonville, MN 56278

Phone: (320) 839-6360
Fax: (320) 839-6364

Sandy.Vold@co.big-stone.mn.us

Other Staff

Barb Amundson - Deputy Assessor
Barb.Amundson@co.big-stone.mn.us

Eric Banken - Appraiser II
Eric.Banken@co.big-stone.mn.us

Janet Messmer - Office Clerk/Appraiser I
Janet.Messmer@co.big-stone.mn.us

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.