Resources

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.

Property Tax Reports

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

State Homeowner Property Tax Relief Programs 101

Informational Memo

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

Published Oct 25, 2019.

Property Taxation 101

Informational Memo

Describes the basic mechanics of Minnesota's property tax system, including a glossary of terms.

Published Oct 25, 2019.

Homestead Market Value Exclusion 101

Informational Memo

An overview of the homestead market value exclusion program.

Published Oct 24, 2019.

Fiscal Disparities 101

Informational Memo

Describes the basic mechanics of the property tax base sharing fiscal disparities program.

Published Oct 24, 2019.

LGA 101

Informational Memo

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

Published Sep 4, 2019.

LGA Key Terms and Definitions

Informational Memo

A glossary of terms used in the Local Government Aid (LGA) calculations.

Published Mar 29, 2018.

History of Local Government Aid to Cities

Informational Memo

Offers a timeline of events in the local government aid (LGA) system.

Published Mar 27, 2018.