If you have purchased or moved in to a property in the past year, the deadline to file a homestead application is Dec. 15.
Contact your county assessor to file an application if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as a homestead on or before Dec. 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 Dec. 15.
Once homestead is granted, annual applications are not necessary unless they are requested by the county assessor.
Contact the assessor by Dec. 15 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.
Anyone with questions can contact the Sherburne County Assessor’s Office at (763) 765-4900 or (800) 438-0577.