Minnesota State Law provides for a reduction to the general property tax for certain property that is occupied as a person’s primary place of residence. These properties fall under the homestead classification. A person who meets the requirements for the homestead classification must file a Homestead Application (PDF) with the county assessor to initially obtain the homestead classification.

To apply for homestead you may either apply in person at the assessors office or contact our office for the application listed below or print the application listed below and return to our office VIA U.S. Mail.  While only one person has to be present, please bring the social security number of the person who can not make it. In order to apply for homestead, the owner must own and occupy the property as their primary residence or the property may be occupied by a qualifying relative of the owner.

All completed applications must be returned by mail or in person to our office by December 31st.

Homestead Information

  1. Owner Occupied Homestead
  2. Relative Homestead
  3. Disabled Veteran
  4. Manufactured (Mobile) Home Homestead
  5. Special Agricultural Homestead
  6. Blind-Disabled Homestead: Class 1b
  7. First-Time Home Buyer

You will need download Adobe Acrobat Reader Software to print and complete the Homestead Application (PDF).

Spousal Homestead

Under exceptional circumstances a husband and wife may claim separate homesteads by applying for a Spousal Homestead. To qualify for a Spousal Homestead there must be a spouse who is living in a different home due to:

  • Employment and the second residence must be at least 50 miles from the primary residence
  • Legal separation
  • Marriage dissolution proceedings are pending
  • Other personal circumstances

Spousal Homestead Application (PDF)