Non-Residential Charges & Appeals

Non-residential properties include improved property classified as commercial, industrial, nursing home, service station, utility, railroad or tax-exempt property.

Non-residential property owners are assessed by tax parcel according to the value of the improvements on the parcel. Improvement value does not include the value of the land. The non-residential categories are outlined below. 

 Category - Improvement Value Charge 
 $ 25,000 - 200,000 $ 53.23 
 $ 200,001 - 500,000 $ 172.86
 $ 500,001 - 1,000,000 $ 388.83
 $ 1,000,001 and over $ 1,362.90

For non-residential properties, an appeal may be granted under the following circumstances:
  • County administrative or clerical errors.
  • The property has been misclassified for the purpose of calculating the charge as of January 2, each year.
  • The property is non-generating by nature, such as an electric generating substation.
  • The improvement was condemned, destroyed or demolished as of January 2, each year.
  • A single business with one garbage collection has been assessed on more than one contiguous parcel.
  • The property owner recycles 50% of the solid waste (includes all solid waste that is disposed of and/or recycled) generated on the parcel.
  • Waste generation - if the property owner demonstrates that the parcel generates less than the amount of solid waste (includes all solid waste that is disposed of and/or recycled) allocated to its category, the solid waste management charge will be reduced.
 Category - Improvement Value Solid Waste Allocation 
 Micro-generator
 (rate - $ 27.92)
0 - 1.5 tons / year 
 $ 25,000 - 200,000 1.5 - 6 tons / year
 $ 200,001 - 500,000 6 - 15 tons / year
 $ 500,000 - 1,000,000 15 - 30 tons / year
 $ 1,000,000 and over more than 30 tons / year

Applications to appeal the solid waste management charge must be submitted by May 14, each year. This deadline may be extended for good cause under extenuating circumstances by the Director of the Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions Department. 

Request an Appeal
To request an appeal contact the Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions Department or fill out the online form.

The property owner must pay the solid waste management charge as it appears on the property tax statement to avoid penalties and interest. A refund will be mailed to the owner if the appeal is granted.