City Assessor's Office

City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Ave. S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Call 311 or (612) 673-3000
Fax (612) 673-3538

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

News Release                                                       

Public notice: homestead application deadline is December 15, 2015.

November 30, 2015 - Homestead applications are due by December 15, 2015. Submitting a homestead application will affect your 2016 property taxes and eligibility for property tax refund.

Contact the City Assessor's Office if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as a homestead on or before December 1, 2015 to apply for homestead status. 

Once homestead is granted, it is not necessary to apply annually unless you meet certain criteria, which can be found on the City Assessor's homestead page. If you sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the Assessor's Office within 30 days of the change in homestead status.  


City appraisers have completed reviewing properties in the City of Minneapolis for this season.

October 29, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) Appraisers from the City of Minneapolis Assessor’s Office have completed the property review for this season.

Thank you for your cooperation!

State law requires that appraisers from the City of Minneapolis physically review all properties in the city once every five years. This ensures that the Assessor’s Office has the most current and accurate information to properly value your property and all properties throughout the city. Appraisers carry a City identification card and are required to show it if asked. 

If residents have any questions about recent property reviews, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 612-673-2483. 


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If you feel a mistake has been made in valuing your property, we encourage you to contact our office. We can review the property characteristics and appraisal methods used to determine your most recent assessed value. Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist you. Call 311 or (612) 673-3000.

Please note: There are deadlines if you want to request an appeal. Please refer to the Assessment Appeals Process for further information.

Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program

The Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program is meant to help seniors who are having difficulty paying their homestead property taxes. You may qualify for the program if both of the following are true

-- You or your spouse is age 65 or older.

-- Your household income is $60,000 or less.

How does it work?

If you enroll, the amount of property tax you pay is limited to 3 percent of your total household income for as long as you participate in the program. Any tax above that amount is temporarily paid by the state on your behalf.

This deferred tax must be repaid (with interest) to the state when you sell or transfer your home, or when your property no longer qualifies for the program.

For program details, enrollment and repayment information:
Read our fact sheet, Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral
See Form CR-SCD, Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens

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Last updated Nov 30, 2015