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You can now safely and securely apply for homestead online.
Your application will be encrypted through bank-grade security encryption. Your social security number is considered private data and will remain confidential.
Go to the Online Homestead Application and follow the directions to complete your application.
After you have applied, you will receive an email from DocuSign when the application is successfully submitted to Assessing Services. Assessing Services will review your application and will only contact you if they have any questions.
Homestead is a program to reduce property taxes for owners or relatives of owners, who also occupy their homes.
Homestead Application (537 KB)
Application to Remove Homestead (56 KB)
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.
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
According to 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: firstname.lastname@example.org