The Dakota County Board of Commissioners established a countywide septic system tax assessment loan program to ease the financial burden to homeowners who are upgrading a failing septic system. The loan is an assessment on the property taxes — not a lien. The program is voluntary.
Any residential property in Dakota County that is homesteaded and is serviced by a septic system is eligible. The primary residents must be the owner/applicant. The property taxes must be current. There is no income limit qualification or disqualification.
Funding can only be used for the design, site evaluation, repair or replacement of existing non-compliant (failing) septic systems. It may not be used to facilitate new building construction or expansion, including increasing capacity due to adding additional bedrooms, or for commercial properties.
Septic System Tax Assessment Fact Sheet
Notice to Landowner
Loan Borrower Checklist