The Mower County Board of Commissioners held its annual hearing Tuesday to allow public comment regarding the 2021 county budget and tax levy. The annual hearing is sometimes referred to as a truth in taxation hearing. County administrator Trish Harren presented the proposed 2021 budget and levy information.
Due to a longer than anticipated mail delivery time, county taxpayers did not receive their proposed property tax statements by the Dec. 1 hearing. Therefore, the county board voted to continue the budget and levy hearing to Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 am. You may attend in person at the Mower County Government Center in the County Board Room at 201 1st Street NE, Austin, MN. Or you may attend virtually through zoom.
Meeting ID: 970 078 3761 Passcode: Mower
Now and through the Dec. 15 hearing, taxpayers can ask questions about the proposed budget and levy by contacting County Administration at 507-437-9549. The county budget and tax levy presentation is also available on the county’s website under the “News” tab. For 2021, the county is proposing a half percent (.5%) increase over last year or an increase of $112,894.
If you have questions about the proposed tax itself or believe there is an error, contact the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office at 507-437-9528. If you have questions about property value, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 507-437-9440.