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Last Updated: 3/7/2019

State Assessed Property Forums

The State Assessed Property Section assesses utility, pipeline, and railroad operating property. 


Two forums are held each year with companies, counties, and other stakeholders.

Fall Forum Topics Spring Forum Topics
​Valuation ​Capitalization rate methodology
​Property record reporting and track ​Market conditions
​Parcel ID assignments ​Industry trends
​State Assessed Property Section updates ​Mergers and acquisitions

Upcoming Forums 

No upcoming forums at this time.


Past Forums

  • 2019 Spring Forum

  •  Spring 2019 Presentation

  • 2018 Fall Forum


    2017 Fall Forum

    2017 Fall Forum Agenda

    Fall 2017 Presentation


    2017 Spring Forum


    2016 Fall Forum


    2016 Spring Forum

    This was a discussion-based forum, with no department presentations. 

    2015 Fall Forum


    I need more information about the forums:


    What is the State Assessed Property Spring Forum?

    We use this forum to foster discussion about the Capitalization Rate Study and the factors that affect the cost of capital in the utility, pipeline, and railroad industries.


    This forum is an opportunity for interested parties to discuss current market conditions, industry trends and developments, mergers and acquisitions, new projects, and other topics that may affect the Capitalization Rate Study.


    If you would like to present, email us at


    Who will be at the Spring Forum? 

    To encourage a wide variety of knowledgeable participants, we are inviting company representatives from each market segment, academic professionals, employees at the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Public Utilities Commission, appraisers, and assessors.

    Feel free to forward the invitation to anyone you think would benefit from attending or would like to participate.


    What is the State Assessed Property Fall Forum?

    We use this forum to discuss topics related to our company and county customers and to foster discussion between them. 

    This forum is an opportunity for interested parties to discuss a wide variety of topics that impact the administration of railroad, utility, and pipeline property types. 


     Who will be at the Fall Forum? 

    We invite company representatives from the utility, pipeline, and railroad industries and the county assessors and auditors. 

    Feel free to forward the invitation to anyone you think would benefit from attending or would like to participate.