The Assessor establishes the estimated market value and classification for property tax purposes for all parcels in the City. The Assessor's function is to place values and classifications on property. The Assessor's goal is to provide fair and equitable tax distribution and to serve the residents of Centerville.
The City of Centerville encourages tax payers to contact Ms. Mary Wells at 763-412-1966, ext. 1 or via email if you have any questions. The City also encourages tax payers to attend various meetings on valuation and budget information and to learn all about the taxation process.
The City of Centerville along with the County of Anoka are responsible for administration of special assessments; however, the County of Anoka is responsible for collection of these assessments through property taxes. If you desire a search for special assessments, please contact the City Clerk. Find more information at the Anoka County Property Tax Information page.
Understanding Your Assessment
In Minnesota, property taxes provide most of the funding for local government services. Anoka County collects the taxes and distributed the money between the county, cities, townships, school districts and special districts such as the Metropolitan Council, Metropolitan Transit and the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.
Each property's share of taxes is determined according to its value, use, and the property tax levies. Responsibility for estimating property values and setting classification for tax purposes in the City of Centerville is designated to the City Assessor under the direction of the City Council.
Homesteading Your Property
In order to homestead property you must be the owner of the property or be a qualifying relative of the owner and be a Minnesota resident who occupies the property as your principal place of residence. Homesteaded property receives substantial property tax savings.
To file for the homestead classification, applicants must make application to:
Anoka County Property Records and Taxation
2100 Third Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303-2281
Download the Homestead Application in PDF format from Anoka County's website. After the initial approval, the homestead application will remain until the property is sold or the recipient no longer uses it as a primary residence. Property owners no longer eligible are required to notify the assessor within 30 days of the change.
More information on homesteading can be obtained by emailing Anoka County Records and Property Tax or calling 763-323-5400.