Resources

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 21: Property Tax Levy

Handbook Chapter

Learn about the city’s authority to tax and the property tax process including assessment, valuation and classification of property.

Published Oct 22, 2020.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 23: Debt and Borrowing

Handbook Chapter

Describes legal aspects of debt and borrowing such as laws governing bonds, debt service funds, and the impact of federal…

Published Oct 20, 2020.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 19: Sources of Revenue

Handbook Chapter

Learn about major sources of revenue for cities you can consider in developing and implementing a city budget.

Published Oct 12, 2020.

Securing Payment of Utility Charges

Informational Memo

Learn about setting rates for municipal utilities, on what basis cities may make charges, and method for collecting payments due.

Published Jul 29, 2020.

CARES Act Funding Information for Cities

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding federal CARES Act funding.

Published Jul 6, 2020.

LGA Formula Key Points

Informational Memo

Lists top ten points about the Local Government Aid program and its distribution mechanisms.

Published Jul 6, 2020.

Current Grant Opportunities

Describes specific grants that organizations are accepting applications for now.

Financial Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates and information to assist in your city's financial decision-making process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Apr 23, 2020.

Grant Resources

Basic information on grant-seeking, with links to state, federal and private foundation grant resources.

Published Feb 14, 2020.

Paying for City Services

Access resources about city finances like the property tax system, local government aid, and tax increment financing.