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Know how to homestead my property
To qualify for homestead, you must meet both of the following requirements:
A. Must be owner of the home or a qualifying relative of the owner of the home.
B. Must occupy the property as your primary residence and be a Minnesota resident.
It is important to understand that part of the advantage of homesteading in Minnesota involves a tax credit that comes out of the state’s budget. The state takes fraudulent homesteads very seriously.
To apply for homestead:
A. If you are a new recorded owner of a qualifying property, the City Assessor’s Office will mail you instructions regarding how to apply. The time you acquire the property has an effect on the
B. If you are an unrecorded owner of the property, you will need to file a Certificate of Real Estate Value form with the St. Louis County Auditor’s Office and bring a copy of your deed into the City of Duluth Assessor’s Office. We cannot grant homesteads to someone who is not identified as the owner of the property in the St. Louis County Auditor’s tax file.
A. If at any time you sell your homesteaded property or change your primary residence, state law requires you to notify the City of Duluth Assessor’s Office within 30 days of the sale or move.
B. If you fail to notify the assessor within 30 days, you will be required to pay the tax which is due on the property based on its correct property class plus a penalty.