Programs & Forms

Homestead

For certain property occupied as a person’s primary place of residence, Minnesota state law provides for a reduction to the general property tax. This reduction is available for properties that fall under the homestead classification.

To qualify for homestead classification, applicants must:

  • Have an ownership interest in the property, or be qualifying relatives of at least one owner;
  • Occupy the property as their primary place of residence; and
  • Be Minnesota residents. (If the property is the primary residence of a qualifying relative of an owner, the owner doesn't need to be a Minnesota resident.)
The Assessor may require proof of ownership and occupancy to verify homestead claims. Any questions regarding homestead eligibility should be directed to your Assessor.

***Remember to contact our office if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as their homestead. An application must be made and you must also occupy by December 31st.

Disability Homestead

Two programs exist to provide tax relief to homesteaders with disabilities:

Special Ag Forms - Actively Farming Homesteads

  • Generally mailed in July
  • Preferred return date September 1st
  • Final return date December 31st 
Exempt Applications

Property Tax Refund

  • A refund from the state for homeowners and renters to assist with property taxes.
  • Current year application forms may be found on the Department of Revenue site and are due to the Minnesota Department of Revenue by August 15th.