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Homestead applies to properties occupied as primary residences by their owners or relatives. The program may qualify the property for a reduced classification rate, reduced taxable market value, property tax refund, and special program eligibility.

Once homestead is granted, annual reapplication is not necessary. In some circumstances, the assessor's office may request verification.

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Use one of the following methods to apply for homestead.

Apply online

Be prepared to provide specific information about yourself, your property, additional owners and parcels on your deed.

Apply online now.

Apply by mail

1. Complete a paper application:

2. Mail your completed application with a copy of your deed (including the legal description) to your homestead office.

After you apply

We will review your application and contact you if we need more information. You will be notified of approval or denial.

If your property is in one of the following cities, please contact them directly.


1800 West Old Shakopee Road

Brooklyn Park

5200 85th Ave. N.

Eden Prairie

8080 Mitchell Road


4801 W 50th Street

Maple Grove

12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy N


250 S. 4th St. – 1st floor


14600 Minnetonka Blvd.


3400 Plymouth Blvd.

St Louis Park

5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

For all other cities, mail your completed application and a copy of your deed (including the legal description) to:

Hennepin County Assessor
300 S 6th Street, A-2103
Minneapolis, MN 55487

  • March 29: manufactured home applications due
  • October 1: applications for people who are blind or disabled are due
  • December 31: last day to own and occupy to homestead in current year, and apply for residential and agricultural

Homestead classification qualifies your property for:

  • A classification rate of 1.00% up to $500,000 in taxable market value (this rate is 1.25% for non-homestead residences)
  • A market value exclusion, which may reduce the property's taxable market value
  • Other programs such as the disabled veterans’ market value exclusion, senior citizens' property tax deferral, and property tax refund

The homestead market value exclusion applies to all homesteads (on farms, it applies to the house, garage, and one acre of land immediately surrounding the house).

All homesteads valued at less than $413,800 can have their taxable value reduced by the exclusion. For information related to calculating the exclusion, contact your city's homestead office.

You must own the property, or be a relative or in-law of the owner.

  • Residential property: a qualifying relative includes the child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or owner's spouse, the owner's uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece
  • Agricultural property: a qualifying relative includes the child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or owner's spouse

You or your relative must occupy the property as the primary place of residence.

You must be a Minnesota resident. If the occupant is a relative of the owner, the owner does not have to be a Minnesota resident.

You can receive one homestead per married couple. Applications must include information for both spouses, even if just one name appears on the deed. One spouse must have a social security number.

Disabled Veterans, and people who are blind or permanently disabled may qualify for special homestead programs (see the "programs for people who are blind or disabled" drawer below).

Special homestead programs are available for disabled veterans and their families and for people who are blind or permanently disabled.

Individuals who qualify

Disabled veteran

You must have been honorably discharged from the United States armed forces, and certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as having a service-connected disability of at least 70 percent.

People who are blind

You must be certified legally blind to qualify for a reduced class rate of homestead. This class rate follows you from one property to another.

People who are permanently disabled

If you are permanently disabled and currently receive public assistance, you may qualify for a reduced class rate of homestead. This class rate follows you from one property to another.

How to apply

Step 1

Complete the online homestead application.

Step 2

Complete the appropriate special homestead application:

Step 3

Submit your special homestead application to your city's homestead office.

After you apply for homestead, the assessor’s office will contact you regarding the program requirements.

Notify the county assessor within 30 days if you sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for homestead.

Failure to notify results in recalculation of tax as non-homestead. Recalculation could include a penalty equal to 100 percent of the homestead benefits.

Complete the notice of move form (PDF).

Submit notification

Use one of the following submission options:

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