Who is Eligible for Homestead?
If you own and occupy your own property, you may be eligible to receive homestead. You must own the property and occupy it as your
primary residence no later than December 1 of the current year to receive homestead for taxes payable next year. For information about the
benets of homestead, please contact your assessor.
How and When to Apply
Complete and mail the application to your assessor within 30 days of establishing homestead, no later than December 15 to be eligible for
homestead in the next tax year.
For manufactured homes, if you do not own the land the home is on, you must submit the application by May 29 to be eligible for homestead
in the current tax year.
You do not have to reapply for each year. The assessor may ask for an updated application at any time.
Each applicant who occupies the property must provide a Social Security Number and sign the form. Spouses of the applicants must also
provide their Social Security Number, even if they do not occupy the property.
What if My Property is Held Under a Trust?
If the property is owned by a trust, the grantor of the trust is considered the owner when completing this application. The assessor may ask for
additional information, including:
• Name and type of trust
• Grantors of the trust
• Signatures of the grantors and date of those signatures
If any owners or owners’ spouses do not occupy the property, you must provide their names and addresses to the assessor.
The spouse of the occupant must provide their Social Security Number, even if they do not occupy the property.
If there are more than two qualifying occupants, attach another application with the occupant and occupant’s spouse (if applicable) sections
Individual Tax Idencaon Number (ITIN)/Social Security Number (SSN)
An ITIN can only be used in situations where one spouse has a Social Security number and the other spouse does not. ITINs are not an
acceptable alternative in any other case.
We will not disclose Social Security number(s) you provide on this form to the public, but we may share among government ocials for tax
collection and administration purposes.
What is a Qualifying Relave?
For residential homestead, qualifying relatives include: parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle,
aunt, nephew, or niece of the owner, by blood or marriage.
For agricultural homesteads qualifying relatives include: grandchild, child, sibling, or parent of the owner of the agricultural property or the
spouse of the owner.
Use of Informaon
The information on this form is required by Minnesota Statutes, section 273.124 to properly identify you and determine if you qualify for
homestead. Your Social Security number is required. If you do not provide the required information, your application will be denied. If you
provide your Social Security number thereafter, the eective date of the homestead classication may be delayed. Your Social Security
number is considered private data for purposes of establishing homestead.
Making false statements on this application is against the law. Minnesota Statutes, section 609.41, states that anyone giving false information
in order to avoid or reduce their tax obligations is subject to a ne of up to $3,000 and/or up to one year in prison.
If you falsely claim homestead, you may be assessed a penalty equal to in the amount of the additional tax that would have applied to your
property if it had not been considered homestead.
Contact the assessor’s oce for assistance.
Form CR-H Instrucons