Homestead Credit

Homestead credits are available for residential, agricultural, commercial properties with residential space, apartments, and manufactured homes. You may be eligible for a full (100%) homestead, or a partial homestead in some instances. To qualify for a homestead credit, you must meet all of the following requirements:
  • You must be one of the owners of the property, or be a qualifying relative of at least one of the owners. A qualifying relative includes a child, step-child, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, parent, step-parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew of the owner. Family farm corporations, farm partnerships, certain trusts and life estates (as long as the life estate interest is shown on the deed, and the holder of the life estate meets all the homestead requirements) are also eligible for homestead credits.
  • You must own and occupy the property as your primary place of residence by December 1 of the assessment year. Special agricultural homestead programs exist that enable an owner to live elsewhere and still receive homestead on the agricultural property. See Agricultural Homesteads.
  • You must be a Minnesota resident. (If a residential class property is the primary residence of a qualifying relative of an owner, it is not necessary for the owner to be a Minnesota resident.)
  • You must apply for homestead by December 15 of the assessment year. This application requires that you supply the names and Social Security numbers of all of the owners of the property and if the property is not owner occupied, the names and Social Security numbers of the owner’s qualifying relatives who occupy the property as their primary place of residence. You may call the assessor’s office at 218-843-3615 and an application will be sent to you. You may make application in person at:
    Kittson County Assessor’s Office
    Kittson County Courthouse
    410 5th Street S
    Suite 206
    Hallock, MN 56728
New Property Purchase
It is recommended that you make application as soon as possible after you purchase a property, even though the deadline may be many months from the date of your purchase.

Contact Information
Other special circumstances may exist that would allow homestead status on a property. Please contact the Assessor’s office by calling 218-843-3615 if you have questions regarding your particular situation.