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After moving into a new home, residents can apply for homestead. Qualifying applicants can receive a market value exclusion, which may reduce their property taxes the following year. Homestead is a Minnesota property tax classification for residential properties occupied as a primary residence by the owner or qualifying relative of the owner.

To qualify for homestead, you must be the property owner or a relative or in-law of the owner. You must occupy the property as your primary residence and be a Minnesota resident.

To determine that you meet the above criteria, the County Assessor may ask you to verify your Minnesota driver's license address, the address where you are registered to vote, primary mailing address or other information.

Application Process and Details
Applications for properties in Hennepin County are made to and approved by the Hennepin County Assessor.

After purchasing and moving into a new home, apply for homestead as soon as possible. You may apply for homestead at any time during the year. You must own and occupy a property and apply for residential homestead by Dec. 31 to qualify for taxes payable in the following year.

Residents can apply for homestead online at The application uses a secure server, and information will not be shared with outside parties. Residents can also track the status of online applications. A valid email address is required. Note: All applications must include a copy of the deed and certificate of the real estate value or the document recording numbers provided in the closing packet.

Additional information about the homesteading process, homestead applications and benefits are available on the Hennepin County website at

Questions may be directed to the Hennepin County Assessor’s office at [email protected] or 612.348.3046. Phones are answered Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hennepin County Assessor's Office
Phone: 612-348-3046

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