Homestead is a program to reduce property taxes for owners who also occupy their homes.
Qualifying for homestead
You can qualify for this tax reduction if you own and occupy your house as your main place of residence. Some relatives of the owner may qualify if they live in the owner’s house.
In certain cases, members of family farm corporations and farm partnerships may qualify. Other corporations or LLC’s or partnerships do not qualify.
Applying for homestead
You should apply for homestead when you move into a house you own, and it is your main place of residence. If you own and occupy by Dec. 1, your property taxes the next year will get the homestead reduction.
- Apply in person: Take the form to any of Dakota County’s service or license centers.
- Apply by mail: Mail the completed form to Dakota County Assessing Services, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings MN 55033-2343.
- Apply by fax: Fax the completed form to 651-438-4469.
Special Homestead Applications
Blind and Disabled Homestead Application
A special homestead classification is available for persons who are blind or permanently or totally disabled. To apply for this classification, complete the Blind and Disabled Homestead Application and submit as instructed above.
Trust Homestead Application
Some homes owned by a trust qualify for homestead, but a Trust Application must be completed and submitted as instructed above.