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Chisago Lakes School District

Property Tax Information Site
Chisago Lakes School District

This site provides information for taxpayers of Chisago Lakes School District regarding how the district's proposed bond referendum will affect their property taxes. The site was prepared by the school district's financial advisors, Ehlers, in cooperation with the school district. If you have questions about the information on this site, you may call Ehlers at the numbers listed below.

About the Referendum

The district will be holding a special election on May 9, 2017, seeking voter approval of a ballot question that would authorize the issuance of up to $64,950,000 in general obligation school building bonds for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities. The bond referendum would include security upgrades at all facilities, construction of a new elementary school, remodeling and building an addition at Taylors Falls Elementary, remodeling at the Middle School and a manufacturing/agri-science lab along with a Community Center addition at the high school.

For additional information on how the funds would be used, click on the "Return to School District Website" button above.

Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of the ballot question would cause an increase in taxes for 20 years, beginning in 2018.

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your 2018 taxes, either view the tax impact for sample property types and values here or follow the instructions below.

Taxes payable in 2018 will be based on the 2017 Estimated Market Value (EMV) of your property. The 2017 EMV is listed on the "Valuation Notice" mailed by your county in March 2017 (see example below). If you have not yet received this notice, use your most recent EMV in the tax calculator below.

If you are unsure of your EMV, find the information online using the instructions below or contact your county.

Chisago County
Assessor's Office - (651) 213-8550

Instructions to view your property records online

Washington County
Taxpayer Services Division – (651) 430-6175

Instructions to view your property records online

If you own a RESIDENTIAL HOMESTEAD property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.

If you own COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.

If you own other types of property, either view the tax impact for sample property types and values here or contact Ehlers.

  • Find the Property I.D. number(s) for all parcels of property that you own within the district (normally shown in the upper left corner of your property tax statement).
  • Email or call Ehlers:
    • Send an e-mail message to with your name, school district name, and property I.D. number(s).
    • Call Ehlers (Twin Cities area 651-697-8500 or toll-free 1-800-552-1171) during regular business hours and ask to speak to any member of the Education Team. Tell the Ehlers representative that you are calling about the tax impact of the Chisago Lakes School District referendum and provide the Property I.D. number(s).
    • An Ehlers representative will contact your county to find the value and classification of your property, calculate the tax impact, and either call or e-mail you with the results. Please allow 1-3 days for a response.

Property Tax Refunds, Deductibility, and Deferrals

Click the links below for information regarding how state and federal programs may reduce the net impact of the proposed property tax increases for some taxpayers.

  1. Minnesota Property Tax Refund.
  2. Special Property Tax Refund
  3. Deductibility of Property Taxes for State and Federal Income Taxes
  4. Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral

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