Assessor

Assessor

Understanding Your Property Assessment

In Minnesota, the property tax system is one of the most confusing systems, as there are many different reasons your property taxes are what they are, such as: the valuation of your property, classification of your property, special programs you may qualify for, budget/levies of the local taxing authorities, and general property tax laws.  The Assessor's office sets the values, classification, and works with the special programs which are established by the legislature. It is the responsibility of the Assessor's office to provide an accurate, equalized assessment and classification of all properties (approximately 32,000) within Pine County and is overseen by the Minnesota Department of Revenue.  The following fact sheets are designed to help understand some of this complex system:

How Market Values Are Determined

Understanding Property Tax

How to appeal your valuation or classification

 

Have more questions?

The Assessor's Office is here to help you with any property valuation or classification issues, concerns or questions you may have. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  The main office phone number is 320-591-1632.  Below are the names and contact information of the office staff and appraisers should you wish to contact them directly. 

 
Staff Name Responsibilities Direct Telephone Email
Lorri Houtsma
County Assessor

Department oversight, sales studies, valuation, classification, and special program determinations.

(320) 591-1634 Lorri.Houtsma@co.pine.mn.us
Troy Stewart
Deputy Assessor
Appraises properties in:  

All commercial, industrial, and apartment properties within the County.
(320) 591-1636 Troy.Stewart@co.pine.mn.us
Jenny Christensen
Senior Appraiser
Appraises properties in:


Townships of Dell Grove & Windemere.

(320) 591-1633 Jennifer.Christensen@co.pine.mn.us 

Karen Stumne
Appraiser

Appraises properties in:

Townships of Arna, Birch Creek, Bremen, Brook Park, Bruno, Fleming, Kerrick, Ogema, Park, Pine Lake, Royalton, Sturgeon Lake, and Wilma.
City of Denham.

(320) 591-1639  Karen.Stumne@co.pine.mn.us
Kim Kylander
Appraiser
Appraises properties in:

Township of Norman.
Cities of Askov, Bruno, Finlayson, Kerrick, Pine City, Rock Creek, Sandstone, Sturgeon Lake, and Willow River.

(320) 591-1637  Kim.Kylander@co.pine.mn.us
Molly Benoit
Appraiser
Appraises properties in:

Townships of Arlone, Chengwatana, Hinckley, Kettle River, Nickerson, Partridge, and Pokegama.


(320) 591-1638 Molly.Benoit@co.pine.mn.us 
Jolene Sievert
Appraiser
Appraises properties in:

Townships of Barry, Clover, Crosby, Danforth, Finlayson, and New Dosey.
City of Rutledge.

(320) 591-1631  Jolene.Sievert@co.pine.mn.us
Shona Hughes
Appraiser
Appraises properties in:

Township of Munch.
Cities of Brook Park, Henriette, and Hinckley.

(320) 591-1663  Shona.Hughes@co.pine.mn.us
Dianne Johnson
Office Support

Specializes in Homesteads, Property Classification, Special Property Tax Programs, Tax Calculations and General Administrative Duties.

(320) 591-1635  Dianne.Johnson@co.pine.mn.us
Jackie Ness
Office Support

Specializes in Homesteads, Property Classification, Special Property Tax Programs, Tax Calculations and General Administrative  Duties. 

(320) 591-1632       Jacqueline.Ness@co.pine.mn.us
Local
Assessors   

Properties located in the following jurisdictions are appraised by private individuals.  These individuals contract directly with the following Townships or Cities:   
 
Townships of Mission Creek, Pine City, and Sandstone.        

Call our general office line at (320) 591-1632 and we will direct you accordingly.                      

County Assessor

Lorri Houtsma
Pine County Assessor
635 Northridge Drive NW
Suite 260 
Pine City, MN 55063 


1 (800) 450-7463 ext. 1632 

8:00am- 4:30pm Monday thru Friday


P: 320-591-1632
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