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 

Board of Appeal and Equalization

The City of Minneapolis Board of Appeal and Equalization hears appeals from property owners who disagree with the City's assessed value of their property. The three-member Board is made up of one realtor, one appraiser and one home owner. Starting in January of each year, the County sends out tax notifications based on the Assessor's valuation of each property. If there are questions about the value placed on a property, the steps to the appeal process are outlined in the appeal process.

Download the 2016 Informal Review & Board of Appeal and Equalization Application (pdf)


2016 Property Tax Exemption Reapplication – deadline February 1, 2016 

Minnesota State law, M.S. 272.025, requires owners of exempt property to re-file on certain properties exempt from the general property tax every 6 years. The following exempt properties need to re-file by February 1, 2016:


Parsonages/rectories              Convents                        Private schools

Bookstores                               Publishing houses,        Nursing homes

Hospitals                                  Parking lots                    Vacant land

Cemeteries                              Charitable institutions


·         Property Tax Exemption Application

·        Institution of Purely Public Charity Tax Exemption Application

·         Nursing Home/Boarding Care Homes Tax Exemption Application  

Supporting Documentation (list of documents that should accompany an application)

Church organizations and other institutions are not required to re-file on a church or house of worship which is solely and exclusively used for worship purposes.  If a single parcel contains both a house of worship and another use, for example, a convent, food shelf or daycare, then an application must be filed for the convent, food shelf or daycare, but not for the church building or house of worship itself.

If you have any question regarding your filing status, please contact the Minneapolis Assessor’s Office at 612-673-3535 or 612-673-3636.


Mail the completed forms to:


Minneapolis Assessor’s Office

Attn: Patrick Todd or Millicent Flowers

309 2nd Avenue South Room 100

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401 



VIDEO: How Do Assessors Determine Our Home's Worth?

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 Apr 25, 2016