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Homestead is a classification of property that is occupied by an owner or relative of the owner, and is used as a primary place of residence. The State of Minnesota maintains the homestead program for residents who own and occupy their home or have a qualifying resident who occupies the home called the Homestead Market Value Exclusion. This program has two benefits for qualifying homeowners:

  1. It reduces the taxable market value of the property (for properties valued under $414,000 only), which in turn may lower taxes.
  2. It is one of the qualifying factors for homeowners to receive the State of Minnesota Property Tax Refund.

Special homestead programs

Due dates

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Type Date
Manufactured home homestead applications due May 29
Homestead abatement applications due July 1
Last day to own and occupy to homestead for current assessment year Dec 1
Last day to apply for residential and agricultural homestead Dec 15


How to apply

Applications and forms

Change of primary residence

Homestead credit property tax refund

Manufactured homes homestead classification

Abatement policy guidelines