City Assessor's Office

City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Avenue South, Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Call 311 or (612) 673-3000
Fax (612) 673-3538
[email protected]

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Property Tax Exemption

Property may qualify for property tax exemption if the property is (1) owned by an exempt institution, (2) used for exempt purposes, and (3) reasonably necessary to further the mission of the exempt organization.

The organization seeking exemption must prove to the assessor that the property qualifies for exemption under Minnesota law.

Buying a property? Keep this in mind.

Taxes are based on the classification of the property the previous year. This means the purchase of a property by an exempt organization will not have an impact on the taxes that are payable in the current year. Keep this in mind during closing and plan accordingly.

The date of purchase impacts when the property may become exempt from property taxes.

For example:

New Applications

In order to be considered for property tax exemption, exempt organizations that acquire new property must submit an application to the City of Minneapolis Assessor's Office. 

Applications are due on February 1 of the year exemption is sought, or 30 days after the purchase of the property.

Please see the “Property Tax Exemption Checklist” below for a list of documentation to include  with your application.

Applications and supporting materials should be sent to [email protected], or the City of Minneapolis Assessor's Office. If mailing your application, a CD or flash drive is preferable to printed copies.



Last updated Jun 6, 2019



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