Homestead is a classification of property that is occupied by an owner and is used as their primary place of residence. For properties valued at less than $413,800, a portion of the property’s value is excluded from tax. The homestead classification remains until the property is sold or the owner no longer uses it as a primary place of...
updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Policy makers — school board, City Council and county board — set the budget for their governmental entity. Public hearings about the proposed city and county budgets are held in November or December, and their final budgets are set by late December. The school district budget is developed in the spring for the upcoming school year.
updated: Monday, November 21, 2016
Property taxes are due in May and October of each year. Payments or questions should be directed to Hennepin County Property Taxation.
updated: Monday, December 12, 2016
Here are some of the things paid for with your tax dollars:
- Snowplowing of 135 miles of city streets
- Street sweeping of all city streets at least four times a year
- 24-hour police and fire protection
- Regular mowing of 550 acres of park lawns
- Inspections of apartment and commercial buildings for structural safety
- Diseased tree removal and tree planting on public property
- Routine maintenance of 10,000 public property trees
- Team sports programs for adults and youth
- Environmental education programs for youth and adults
- Administration of garbage, recycling and yard waste collection
- Inspections of restaurants and grocery stores for food safety
- Maintenance of nine miles of paved park trails
- Periodic repair of city sidewalks and curbs
- Periodic seal coating of city streets
- Maintenance of The Rec Center's indoor ice rinks and outdoor aquatic park
- Maintenance of 2,500 streetlights and 9,500 traffic control signs
- Flooding and resurfacing of nine outdoor ice rinks
- Administration of zoning control laws and long-range redevelopment plans
updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Are you a senior citizen concerned about your ability to pay your property taxes? If so, the State of Minnesota's Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral program may be able to help. Under this program, qualifying seniors pay no more than three percent of their net income toward their tax bill and the state pays any remaining tax as a low interest...