Monday, October 19, 2009

Crow Wing County Tax Rate Low By Comparison

Crow Wing County ranks 84th lowest out of 87 counties in the state on the county portion of property taxes according to 2009 data recently released by the Metropolitan Inter-County Assocation. The county portion considers taxes levied by the county, not by schools, towns, cities or other special taxing districts. The County-only portion of property taxes on a $200,000 home in Crow Wing county was $570.02, compared to a statewide average of $992.25.
In addition, Crow Wing County ranked 78th lowest out of 87 counties on the percent change in the county's levy from 2008 to 2009. Crow Wing County's levy went up 2.98%compared to a statewide average increase of 5.5%.
According to County Board Chair, Rosemary Franzen, "The county is trying to do what it can to hold down county taxes during these tough economic times."

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