Resources

Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government

Information Memo

Historical data on the Implicit Price Deflator (IPD).

Published Jan 26, 2021.

State Capital Investment

The State of Minnesota's capital budget process can include bonding money for city public improvement projects.

Securing Payment of Utility Charges

Information 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.

LGA Formula Key Points

Information Memo

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

Published Jul 6, 2020.

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.

Paying for City Services

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

OSA Performance Measurement Program

Read about the Council on Local Results and Innovation performance measurement program and how it can help your city.

Published Feb 13, 2020.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Decertification

This economic development tool can affect a city's tax base and LGA distribution when its districts are decertified.

Fiscal Disparities Program

Data to help set the preliminary budget levy for metro or Iron Range cities participating in the fiscal disparities program.

Property Tax Calculator

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

Published Jan 31, 2020.