ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- Stearns County's spending is going up by 4.64% in 2024, leading to a 2.71% levy increase.

The county will capture a tax base that is going up by more than 10% due to new construction and decertified TIF Districts.

Meanwhile, home valuations are also going up by an estimated 8% and agriculture is expected to increase by 23%.

A home valued at $162,000 would see county taxes go up $16 next year or nearly 3%. A home valued at approximately $259,000 will see a $19 tax increase or by 2%.

Stearns County's 2024 budget is just over $190-million.  It will be certified at the Tuth-in-Taxation meeting on November 28th.

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