Blind Disable Homestead(1b)
This special homestead classification provides a reduced class rate for homestead property of any person who qualifies as blind or as permanently and totally disabled. The Class 1b blind/disabled homestead is different than other homesteads because the qualification is specific to a person (and the disabling condition), rather than being predicated on the use of the property. As a result, 1b homestead classification follows the blind/disabled individual from one property to another. Class 1b is not an exemption from property taxes; it is a reduction in taxes.
When and How to Apply
You need to apply for this special homestead classification by October 1.
There are two ways to apply: in person, or by mail.
Applying in person
You can apply by visiting the Property Records & Licensing office on the first floor of the Government Center located at: 151 4 Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Applying by mail
You can apply by mail by completing the Application form and sending it along with the necessary documentation to the following address:
Property Records & Licensing 151 4 Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Blind Disabled Homestead Applications: