What is classification?

Classification is a definition of how the property is used, determined by its ownership and use. They describe the primary use of a property, and affect the amount of property tax paid. 

Different Classifications

  • Residential
  • Seasonal
  • Commercial
  • Agricultural

By state law, various classes of property are taxed at different rates. For example, two neighboring homes of equal value will be taxed at different rates if one is homestead and one is a non-homestead property. Class rates are created and defined by the Minnesota State Legislature. New homeowners should contact their assessor to apply for the preferential homestead classification.

For more information please contact the Assessor at 763-689-2752.

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1. What Is the responsibility of the Assessor in the Property Tax System?
2. How are your real estate taxes determined?
3. What is market value?
4. How is market value estimated?
5. What is classification?
6. How can I judge the accuracy and fairness of my value and classification?
7. What special programs may lower your taxes?
8. What is an agriculture classification?