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Property assessment special programs

Special tax assessment programs include exemptions and credits based on factors like the nature of the property, the organization, or individual status.

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Local option disaster abatement or credit

Property owners whose property has been damaged by 50% or more can apply for a temporary reduction in property tax. The reduction would apply in the year the damage occurred or the following year. Property can be homestead or non-homestead. Property can be accidentally damaged, or intentionally destroyed by vandalism or arson committed by someone other than the owner.

To apply

  • Contact your property assessor’s office to report the damage as soon as possible.
  • Your local assessor will review the damage and send a report to the county assessor’s office.
  • The county will send you an application and might request a physical review.
  • Complete and return the application to Hennepin County. Include your insurance report and claim and other pertinent information.
  • Continue to pay your property taxes normally while your application is being processed.
Event Deadline
Property tax exemption applications due February 1
Green acres and rural preserve applications due May 1
Nonprofit community service-oriented organizations applications due May 1
Metro ag preserve applications due to local jurisdiction June 1
Newly-acquired parcel – ownership and use establishment date June 30
Senior citizen property tax deferral applications due July 1
Property tax refund filing deadline (file with the state) August 15
Open space property tax deferral applications due November 3
Disabled veterans market value exclusion applications due December 15
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