Homestead is a program to reduce property taxes for owners or relatives of owners, who also occupy their homes.
You can qualify for this tax reduction if:
You should apply for homestead when you move into a house you own and it is your main place of residence.
Complete the entire application fully and legibly.
Mail the application to: Property Records & Licensing, 151 4 Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904. or
Apply in person at the Property Records & Licensing office on the first floor of the Government Center located at: 151 4 Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904.
If any owners or spouses do not occupy the property, you must furnish the names and addresses of those owners.
If more than two owners occupy the property, attach another application with the Owner/Occupant information completed.
If you do not provide the required information your application will be denied.
You are required by law to notify the assessor within 30-days if you move out of your home. Fill out the
Application to Remove Homestead Classification and send it to:Property Records & Licensing 151 4 Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Minnesota Statutes section 609.41 it is illegal to falsify the information on a Homestead application. If you feel that you may know of someone who is homesteading their residence but not occupying the property please contact our office by using our secure email system to report this incident at: