Low Taxes and Fiscal Stability

We never forget it’s your property tax dollars that fund our services to you. From 2011–2019, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners limited tax levy growth to less than one percent, on average per year, while continuing to deliver the services residents and businesses expect.

In 2019, Dakota County’s property tax rate was the lowest county tax rate in the state. For more information, see the Budget & Financial Reports page.

In addition, we have the highest possible bond ratings from Standard & Poor’s (AAA) and Moody’s (Aaa). This means we receive lower interest rates on any borrowing. That saves taxpayers, whose dollars are used to cover the cost when the County borrows for important projects and investments.