This will affect your 2021 property taxes and eligibility for Property Tax Refund.

Have you purchased or moved into a property in the past year?
Contact your county assessor to file a homestead application if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as a homestead on or before December 1, 2020.

What is a qualifying relative?
For agricultural property a qualifying relative includes the child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or owner’s spouse.

For residential property a qualifying relative also includes the owner’s uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.

When do I apply?
You must apply on or before December 15, 2020.

Once homestead is granted, annual applications are not necessary unless they are requested by the county assessor.

Contact the assessor by December 15, 2020 if the use of the property you own or occupy as a qualifying relative has changed during the past year.

If you sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status.

Sherburne County Assessor’s Office    (763) 765-4900 or 1-800-438-0577



May 8, 2020

Our top priority is the safety of the public and our staff as we adjust to the effect COVID-19 is having on our annual re-assessment work. 

This year, the Assessor staff will only do physical on-site exterior reviews of properties deemed necessary as we do our re-assessment.  The Assessor staff will be identified with their vest and badge. We will only do exterior photos/review and will leave a door tag if the property owner is not present. It is recommended to the property owner, if we do leave a door tag, to call the office to verify any other data pertinent on your property.

If you have questions, please feel free to call us at the number listed below.

Sherburne County Assessor’s Office    (763) 765-4900 or 1-800-438-0577


In Minnesota, property taxes provide most of the funding for local government services. Each property’s share of taxes is determined according to its value, classification (use), and the property tax levies.


The Sherburne County Assessor’s Department is responsible for estimating property values and setting property classification for tax purposes. Each spring, a Notice of Valuation and Classification is sent to every property owner in Sherburne County. We address the resulting property valuation and classification concerns with property owners in person, by phone, and by letter. 


Appeals are addressed at the Local Boards of Appeal and Equalization and at the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.

Our Mission

To administer the statutes of the State of Minnesota which pertain to Real and Personal Property Assessment to the best of our ability, and in a manner which shows neither partiality nor prejudice towards any property owner, class of property or taxing jurisdiction.

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