Special Programs

Below are some Property Tax Relief programs available in the state of Minnesota.  Additional programs and applications are available in the Assessor's Office. Please stop in or call for more information.  

Agriculture Homestead 

In order to receive Agricultural Classification your property must be devoted primarily to an Agricultural Use.  This means the property must be a minimum of 11 acres in size, of those 11 acres, a minimum of 10 acres must be in production and there must be a qualifying product for sale.   If you feel you meet these basic requirements, please fill out the application below to the best of your abilities and return it to our office for one of our appraisers to review.  Once your application and property record has been reviewed you will be contacted to finish the verification process.  After that, a final determination on whether the property can legally be classified as Agricultural Homestead will be made.

Agriculture Classification Information (PDF)

Agriculture Classification Application (PDF)

Please contact our office regarding any other Special Agriculture programs, 218-384-9142.

2C Managed Forest

This property classification, enacted in 2008, provides a reduced class rate of 0.65 percent to forested property that is subject to a current forest management (stewardship) plan and that meets other requirements. There is no minimum term of enrollment; property will receive the reduced class rate as long as it is enrolled and continues
to meet the necessary requirements.

2C Managed Forest Fact Sheet (PDF)

2C Managed Forest Application (PDF)

Green Acres 

The Green Acres Program provides property tax relief for owners of agricultural property in areas where the market value of land is affected by development pressure, sales of recreational land, or other nonagricultural factors.

Green Acres Fact Sheet (PDF)

Green Acres Application (PDF)

Green Acres Addendum Form (PDF)

Sustainable Forest Incentive Act

The Sustainable Forest Incentive Act (SFIA) is a state run program.  Please follow the link below for more information. 

Sustainable Forest Incentive Act Information

Approved Forestry Plan Foresters

Disability Homestead

Homestead property owners who are legally blind, permanently and totally disabled, or a paraplegic veteran are eligible for a reduced tax rate on a portion of the value of their property.  In some instances, there are income requirements that must be met to qualify.

Disability Homestead Fact Sheet (PDF)

Disability Homestead Application (PDF)

Disabled Veterans Homestead

This program provides a property tax exclusion for the homestead of:

1. An honorably discharged veteran who has a service-connected disability rating of     70% or higher

2. Surviving spouses of certain qualifying veterans and service members

3. Primary family caregivers of qualifying veterans

Disabled Veteran Homestead Fact Sheet (PDF)

Disabled Veteran 70% application (PDF)

Disabled Veteran 100% Permanent Application (PDF)

Disabled Veteran Surviving Spouse Application (PDF)

Disabled Veteran Caregiver Application (PDF)

Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral Program

This program allows people 65 years of age or older to defer a portion of their homestead property taxes.  The deferred taxes accrue as a lien on the property and are due within 90 days after the property is sold, transferred, or no longer qualifies as a homestead.  Applications are due by August 1st to the Department of Revenue.

Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Fact Sheet (PDF)

Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Application (PDF)