County market value down 5.3 percent
It is another indication of the tough economic times.
Dakota County's total taxable market value, including new construction, is $441.1 billion in 2009.
That is about a 5.3 percent decrease from the 2008 total market value, according to Dakota County assessor Bill Peterson's annual report.
The market value is an assessor's estimate of what property would be worth if it were sold.