Notice of Valuation

Valuation Notices have been sent out. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage taxpayers to follow these guidelines if they have a question in regards to their new valuation:

To practice social distancing and for the protection of our customers and staff, please call 507-375-1205 and we will be able to assist you over the phone. You may also email us at

Homestead Applications:

There is a drop off box located between the courthouse and the parking lot to the east of the courthouse. If you have a homestead application to drop off, we encourage you to utilize the drop box or mail it to us at:

  • Watonwan County Assessor
  • Watonwan County Courthouse
  • 710 2nd Ave. S.
  • PO BOX 518
  • St. James, MN 56081-0518

Again, if you have questions we will be able to assist you over the phone at 507-375-1205

Responsibilities & Services

The county assessor estimates property market values and classifies them according to their use for property tax purposes. On a regular basis the assessor reviews the market valuation of your property to determine if changes in the real estate market require a change in the estimated market value.

Minnesota law requires that assessors actually view each parcel of real estate every five years to appraise its market value. In addition, each year the appraiser inspects parcels with new construction, alterations, or improvements.


The assessor’s responsibility is with market value and classification, not taxes. The assessor does not: collect taxes, calculate taxes, determine tax rates, or establish property tax laws.

  1. Meggie Munsterman

    County Assessor

  2. Assessors Office

    Physical Address
    710 Second Avenue S
    Watonwan County Courthouse
    St. James, MN 56081


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 518
    St. James, MN 56081

    Phone: 507-375-1205
    Fax: 507-375-3547

    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to noon
    1 to 5 p.m.