Don’t Forget to File for Homestead Status for Your New Home

If you moved into a new primary residence home this year, don’t forget to complete your application for Homestead Classification at your county’s Assessor’s Office.

Applications need to be received in person at the Assessor’s Office by December 15th if you owned and occupied your home by December 1st of the same year in order for your home to qualify as a homesteaded property and receive the lower property tax rate.

Here is a link to the Minnesota State Statute information regarding homesteading.

County Assessors require you to show proof of ownership and proof of occupancy in your new home when you submit your homestead application. You’ll need to bring the social security numbers of all owners as well.

Below are links to the applications for Homestead Classification from each of the County Assessor’s offices in the seven county metro Twin Cities Area.

Ramsey County

Hennepin County

Washington County

Anoka County

Scott County

Carver County

Dakota County

Be sure to go to your County Assessor’s office soon to complete your homestead application before the December 15th deadline.

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