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A property owner in the state of Minnesota may only receive homestead benefits at one place. This homestead must be their "place of abode by intention and in fact on January 2nd" (Administrators Manual). If you claim more than one homestead in the State of Minnesota there will be a penalty applied. For more information, contact the Assessor's Office.
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Social Security numbers must be furnished to the county assessor by each occupant who is listed as an owner of the property on the deed , the name and address of each owner who do not occupy the property, and the name and social security number of each owner's spouse who occupies the property. The homestead application must be signed by the property owner who occupies the property and each owner's spouse who occupies the property. For more information, contact the Assessor's office.
Please return the original form(s) to our office either in person, using our white drop box outside Door "B" or by mailing your form to our office. If you should have further questions regarding the homestead tax credit, please contact our office.
If your property has sold or your primary residency changes, Minnesota state law requires you to notify the assessor within 30 days. If you fail to contact the County Assessor within 30 days, the property may be assessed taxes due as if the property were non-homestead.
In a case where the county assessor doubts a owner is actually occupying the residence as their primary residence, the assessor has the right to require from the person claiming homestead, proof by affidavit or by one of the following factors:
The taxpayer does not need to meet all of the qualifications. If the assessor is still questioning the homestead status, the property should be classified as non-homestead and allow the taxpayer to make appeals. For further information, contact the Assessor's office.