How do I apply for a homestead classification?
New homeowners in the City of Minneapolis may submit an application for a homestead by mail, fax, email or in the Assessor’s office after they move into their new home. Please fill out and submit a homestead application to the City Assessor’s office providing information that you own the property and that you, or a qualifying relative, occupy the property. See below for the list of required documentation that must accompany your application.
- Instructions and homestead applications are available on the City of Minneapolis website and in the self –service area of the Assessor’s office.
- Homestead questions can be answered by Minneapolis 311 service agents.
- Homestead applications with supporting documents can be submitted by fax, email, mail or dropped in Assessors office lobby lock box.
- Fax: (612) 673-3538
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- City Assessors Office
City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Av S Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2234
Documents Required for Homesteading
- As the Property Owner(s) who will live at the property, you will need to provide copies of the following listed documents and complete sections 1 & 2 of the homestead application.
- If you are a Qualified Relative applying to homestead the property, you will need provide copies of the following listed documents, complete sections 1, 2 & 3 of the homestead application and provide proof of relation to the owner.
- If you are required by Terms of a Financing Agreement to list Relative Co-owners, you will need provide copies of the following listed documents and complete sections 1, 2 & 4 of the application.
- A copy of deed of ownership
- A copy of the Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV), as proof these documents have been filed with the Hennepin County Registrar-of-Deeds
- A City of Minneapolis Homestead Application including:
- Social Security Numbers of all owners listed on the property title or qualified relative (as defined by state law) residing at the property
- The actual date residents moved into the property
- Daytime phone numbers in case there are any questions when processing your application
Proof that shows the relationship of the Qualifying Relative occupant to the property owner includes documents such as: birth certificates, marriage licenses, adoption papers, court orders, etc.
After the Assessors office has received the documentation necessary to process your homestead, a homestead affidavit will be generated and mailed to you. Upon receipt of the affidavit, please verify that the information on the affidavit is correct, and then each owner-occupant must sign it. The signed affidavit must be returned to the City Assessor's Office before December 15th in the year of the homestead request.
Failure to sign and return the affidavit before December 15th will result in the property being classified as non-homestead. The signed affidavit must be returned by U.S. mail or in person to the Assessor’s office. It CAN NOT be returned by fax or email.
Last updated Jan. 11, 2012