In Minnesota, property taxes provide most of the funding for local government services. Each share of the property tax burden is determined according to its value and use. The Assessor's Office collects, tabulates, and updates property data annually to be used in further county calculations. The dollar amount required to cover operating expenses of local governments is levied by each township, city, school district, and county to pay for services required by local citizens. This translates into an annual property tax bill due and payable for each individual property.