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Know how my taxes are divided among local governments
The great majority of taxable parcels within the City of Duluth are classified for property tax purposes as residential or commercial-industrial. So below are two examples of how your tax bill is divided among the local governments. The examples below are from actual tax bills paid by one homesteading taxpayer and one commercial taxpayer for taxes paid in 2008.
In the examples below, the percentage of total taxes paid to each government entity is typical of the great majority of Duluth taxpayers. However, there are two small groups of taxpayers who pay a different amount of total tax because their property is either (1) located in both the City of Duluth and the Proctor School District, or
Example #1: Property taxes on an owner occupied homestead with a taxable value of $160,000.
These are the property taxes after the homestead credit is applied and not including any special assessments.
Taxes to St. Louis County: $ 823.46
Taxes to St. Louis County: $ 1,449.65
*Special taxing districts are entities with the authority to levy their own property taxes. Within the City of Duluth these authorities are the Duluth Transit Authority, the Seaway Port Authority, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Arrowhead Regional Development , and the St. Louis County Railroad Authority.