Property Tax Relief

Minnesota Property Tax Refund

Minnesota has two property tax refund programs for homeowners: the regular property tax refund and the special property tax refund. You may be eligible for one or both, depending on your income and the size of your property tax bill.

  • The regular property tax refund, sometimes called the "circuit breaker" is based on your household income and the amount of property tax you pay on your principal place of residence.
  • The special or "targeting" property tax refund requires your net property tax to have increased by at least 12% and $100. The special property tax refund is not based on income.
  • Department of Revenue Property Tax Refund

Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program

This program allows people 65 or older to defer a portion of their homestead property taxes and is also administered by the State of Minnesota.


Homestead is a program to reduce property taxes for owners who also occupy their home and are a Minnesota resident. You can qualify for this tax reduction if you own and occupy your house as your main place of residence or are a relative of an owner living in the owner's house.