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Welcome to the website for the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, we are glad that you’ve taken this opportunity to visit our web page. The mission of the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO), is to provide education and information to promote excellence in property appraisal and assessment administration through professional development with the highest ethical standards. MAAO has been supporting quality assessments since 1949 and continues to assist assessors by sponsoring professional educational offerings, website resources, the Equal Eyes publication, monitoring legislation, offering networking opportunities, leadership opportunities, a mentorship program, scholarships and member discounts. Please take this opportunity to browse our site, as we have a number of helpful pages and links whether you are interested in assessment in Minnesota, or you are just becoming interested in the profession. If you are not already a member in MAAO, please take a moment to consider joining today!
MAAO continues to meet new challenges, and promote excellence in assessment. We continue to expand, update and improve our quality educational offerings to meet the needs of our association, understand the issues of our statewide regions, create working relationships and assist those just starting their careers.
Thank you again for visiting the MAAO website. We hope that you will continue to visit this website as a resource and consider the benefits of membership in MAAO. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly, or any of the officers, directors or committee chairs listed on our website.
Assistant County Assessor, Hennepin County
It is the vision of MAAO to be the recognized statewide leader in assessment education, mass appraisal training, and the dissemination of information for mass appraisal and property tax administration. MAAO promotes high ethical standards for Minnesota assessors and also serves as the Minnesota chapter affiliate of IAAO (http://www.iaao.org/).
For those of you interested in learning more about assessment related issues and information, click on “Legislation” to find information on many assessment related issues and proposals with the legislature. We provide a wide variety of “Links” to other resources and organizations ranging from appraisals to mapping for those interested in conducting research.
For those of you interested in membership or becoming an assessor, I encourage you to explore our web site Membership Page. On our web site you will find information about membership benefits, upcoming assessment conferences, educational offerings, events, legislative activity, and employment opportunities.
Please consider becoming a member. As a member, you will receive our award winning publication, “Equal Eyes”. This publication is a nationally recognized resource, full of valuable information for those working in property tax administration and mass appraisal. Membership also offers discounted registration to all our educational offerings.
MAAO is a nonprofit, educational and professional organization dedicated to the improvement of ad valorem assessment administration in Minnesota. MAAO has been supporting quality assessments since 1949 and assists assessors in becoming informed of the latest developments in the assessment and appraisal professions by:
OBTAINING A MINNESOTA ASSESSOR'S LICENSE
The Minnesota State Board of Assessors is the public body regulating the conduct and ethics of property tax professionals in the state. Information about educational requirements for licensure and continuing education requirements can be found on the Board's website.
If you have any questions, please contact Bobbi Spencer, Program Administrator to the State Board of Assessors, at 651-556-6086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.