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Stearns County Minnesota Property Tax

$1,673.00 17th of 87

Median Property Tax In Stearns County, Minnesota


Median Home Value In
Stearns County, Minnesota

0.96% 43rd of 87

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Stearns County, Minnesota

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Stearns County is $1,673.00 per year, based on a median home value of $174,500.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.96% of property value.

Stearns County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the eighty-seven counties in Minnesota, Stearns County is ranked 17th by median property taxes, and 43rd by median tax as percentage of home value.

Stearns County's higher property taxes are partially due to property values, as the median home value in Stearns County is $174,500.00. For comparison, the state-wide median property value is $200,400.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Stearns County Tax Assessor.

Stearns County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

17th out of 87

By median yearly property tax

43rd out of 87

By percentage of median home value

25th out of 87

By percentage of median income

You can see how Stearns County (highlighted in green) compares to the eighty-seven other counties in Minnesota with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Minnesota, see our Minnesota county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Minnesota counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Stearns County is located in Minnesota, which is ranked 19th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Stearns County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

651st out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1214th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

846th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Minnesota as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Minnesota property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of eighty-seven Minnesota counties in addition to Stearns County. Choose any county from the list below, or see Minnesota property tax by county to see property tax information for all Minnesota counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our Minnesota property tax map.

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Stearns County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Stearns County are the responsibility of the Stearns County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Stearns County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Stearns County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Stearns County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Stearns County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Stearns County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
minnesota Property Tax Data
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References