Departments, Responsibilities & Services

The Division of Property Records and Taxation carries out the statutory duties of the offices of the County Auditor, County Treasurer, County Assessor, County Recorder / Registrar of Titles, and Local Registrar, exclusive of investments and licensing. The division is divided into three functional areas: property assessment, property records and taxation, and elections / voter registration.

Property Assessment Department
The Anoka County Property Assessment Department is responsible for the valuation and classification of property for tax purposes. Specific functions include appraisal and assessment in contract districts; statistical analysis of assessment ratios for all jurisdictions; assistance to municipalities; court appearances regarding assessment matters; and advising the County Board of Equalization on levels of assessment.

Property Records and Taxation Department
The Property Records and Taxation Department maintains and provides the public with access to the official land and marriage records within the county, along with access to birth and death records, and miscellaneous business licenses.

The department also manages the administration, calculation, collection and distribution of property taxes, performs tax accounting functions and administers special assessments, tax increment financing, tax forfeit land, and the fiscal disparities program.

Elections and Voter Registration Unit
The Anoka County Office of Elections & Voter Registration provides voter registration and election administration for federal, state and county elections. Duties include maintenance of voter registration records, candidate filings, ballot preparation, absentee voting, election results reporting, campaign finance reporting, and providing election related information to the public. The office also provides voter registration and administrative support to cities and schools who administer their local elections.