The property taxes within the City of Inver Grove Heights are the result of combining the respective tax levies from all overlapping taxing districts. The overlapping taxing districts in Inver Grove Heights are Independent School Districts 196, 197 and 199, Dakota County, the City of Inver Grove Heights, and others including the Met Council and Met Transit.
The city conducts annual budget hearings to discuss the proposed budget and tax levies and to solicit public comment. This hearing is usually held in December, following a public notice in the Pioneer Press. Dakota County prepares and mails parcel-specific notices to property owners each November, informing them of the public hearings and the proposed property taxes on their respective parcels.
The county determines the tax capacity for each and every parcel based on class rates determined by the state legislature, the assessed value placed on the property by the county assessor's office, and the property's classification. The tax capacity is used to determine the proper allocation of all overlapping tax levies to specific properties. For more information, visit the County Assessor's office or the County Auditor's office.
The City of Inver Grove Heights collects a tax from all lodging operators (hotels) in the City. The tax is 3% of lodging revenue generated through overnight stays at each establishment. The funds collected through the lodging tax support the work of Visit Inver Grove Heights, the City's convention and visitor's bureau (CVB), to promote IGH as a destination for travelers and market the City's attractions. Each hotel has a representative that sits on the board of the CVB, along with representatives from the City and the River Heights Chamber of Commerce.