Welcome to the Website of the
Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers!

MAAO is a professional association formed in 1949 of Minnesota assessors to promote high quality assessments that ensure fair and equitable property taxation throughout Minnesota. This is accomplished through education to provide

President Marvin Anderson

competent assessment personnel and working partnerships between State and local government entities to adopt and implement sound assessment policies and procedures.

The mission of the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers is to provide education and information to promote excellence in property appraisal and assessment administration through professional development with the highest ethical standards.

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 (

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.  

Thank you for visiting the website of MAAO!  If you would like more information regarding membership, please see our Membership Page or Contact Us.  We would love to show you how MAAO membership could make your career in assessing more rewarding and productive.

Marvin M. Anderson, MAAO President

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