Skip to page body Home About Whats New Departments Services Facilities I Want To...

Homesteading a Property
Homestead is a Minnesota property tax classification for residential properties occupied as a primary residence by the owner or qualifying relative of the owner.

Assessing Division
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5350 | F 763-509-5060 |

Frequently Asked Questions

Expand/Contract links to view more detail.

How do I apply for a homestead classification?
  • Provide a copy of the deed and certificate of real estate value or the document recording numbers, usually provided in your closing packet.
  • Provide Social Security numbers of all owners, spouses and/or qualified relatives who live in the property.
  • Apply in person at the Assessing Division, located in City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. or at the Hennepin County Assessor's Office, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis.
  • If you cannot apply in person, download a copy of the application form (PDF), attach all required items and fax or mail to the Plymouth Assessing Division.
Who qualifies for a homestead classification?

To qualify, you must:

  • Be the owner or a qualifying relative* of at least one of the owners; and
  • Occupy the property as your primary residence; and
  • Be a Minnesota resident. In the case of a qualified relative, the owner need not be a Minnesota resident.

    (*To qualify for a relative homestead, you must be the owner’s son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, stepchild, parent, parent-in-law, stepparent, grandchild, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.)
When should I apply for a homestead?

It’s a good idea to apply as soon as you move into your new home so that you don’t forget.

To qualify for a full-year homestead classification, homeowners must own and occupy their home on or before Dec. 1. The filing deadline is Dec. 15.

Why must I provide my Social Security number?
Even though Social Security numbers are private information, under Minnesota law they must be provided before a homestead will be granted. Social Security numbers will be used to determine if owners or relatives of owners have applied for more than one homestead in the state.
How many homesteads may I claim?
One. Other properties you own may have a homestead classification if occupied by a qualifying relative. For more information, contact the assessor’s office in the community or county where the property is located.
Is there anything else I should know?
Every homestead is unique. You are encouraged to contact the Plymouth Assessing Division with any questions you may have or refer to Minnesota Statute Chapter 273.124.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Download Acrobat Reader Download Flash Player Download QuickTime Download Windows Media Player Download Microsoft Silverlight Download Word Viewer Download Excel Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer