Resources

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 Sep 21, 2022.

Property Tax Reports

Helps you prepare city budgets, communicate with city residents, and understand how the tax base and rates change over time.

Process to Obtain Local Sales Tax Authority

Information Memo

Cities need to follow strict rules and procedures to get legislative authority for the creation of a local sales tax.

Published Jun 24, 2022.

American Rescue Plan Act Final Rule Highlights

Get an overview of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Final Rule and view a video and infographic that provide…

Published Feb 24, 2022.

Property Tax Calculator

This interactive tool allows users to compare the property tax data by year, city, regions, and population.

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, 2021.

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 4, 2021.

Electronic Funds Transfer Fraud

Get tips to avoid Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) fraud, and access a model policy on Safe Electronic Transfers and Payments…

Published Sep 13, 2021.

State Homeowner Property Tax Relief Programs 101

Information Memo

Provides an overview of the different property tax relief mechanisms available to Minnesota homeowners.

Published Jul 26, 2021.

Local Government Aid 101

Information Memo

Describes how the Local Government Aid (LGA) program works.

Published Jul 15, 2021.