MILLE LACS COUNTY
IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE
THIS WILL AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAX YOU PAY IN 2015, AND IT MAY AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR A PROPERTY TAX REFUND
Please contact your county assessor to file a homestead application on or before December 15, 2014, if one of the following applies:
You purchased a property in the past year and you, or a qualifying relative, occupy the property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2014; or
You, or a qualifying relative occupy a property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2014, and the property was previously classified as non-homestead.
A qualifying relative for homestead purposed depends on the type of property. For residential property, a qualifying relative can be a parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the owner. This relationship may be by blood or marriage. For agricultural property, a qualifying relative can be a child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or of the spouse of the owner.
Once you have been granted the homestead classification, no further applications are necessary unless they are specifically requested by the county assessor.
You must also contact the assessor by December 15, 2014, if you are the property owner, or a qualifying relative of the property owner, and the use of the property has changed during the past year.
If you should sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status. Failure to notify the county assessor within this 30-day period is punishable by recalculation of tax as non-homestead, in addition to a penalty equal to 100 percent of the homestead benefits.
MILLE LACS COUNTY ASSESSORS OFFICE
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
November 27, 2014
MILLE LACS COUNTY