Property tax exemption

Learn which properties are eligible for a property tax exemption and how to apply.

Applying for property tax exemption

Property may qualify for property tax exemption if the property is:

  • Owned by an exempt institution
  • Used for exempt purpose, and
  • It is reasonably necessary to further the mission of the exempt organization

Absence of any of these key items may disqualify the property from receiving an exemption unless specifically allowed by law.

Exemption application requirements

If you are seeking exemption, you must submit an application to the City of Minneapolis Assessor's Office.  Your organization must prove to the assessor that your property qualifies for exemption under Minnesota law.

You must submit property tax exemption applications by February 1 of the year exemption is sought, or 30 days after the purchase of the property.

For most exempt properties, owners or authorized representatives must reapply for exemption every three years, no matter what year you originally filed.  Reapplications for property tax exemption must be filed in 2022, 2025, 2028, etc. 

Important things to remember

It’s important to remember that:

  • property taxes are based on the classification of your property during the previous year. Therefore the purchase of a property by an exempt organization will not change the amount of taxes that are due for the current year.
  • The date of purchase determines when the property may become exempt from property taxes. A property purchased by an exempt organization between January 1 and June 30, 2021 may be eligible for exemption for taxes payable in 2022 while a property purchased between July 1 and December 31, 2021 may be eligible for exemption from taxes payable in 2023.

Exemption form to use

All entities seeking exemption must complete the required application. 

  • Purely public charities should use the CR-IPPC form. 
  • Nursing homes and boarding care homes should use the CR-NBH form. 
  • All other entities should use the general tax exemption CR-PTE form. 
  • Note: Charter schools must complete two CR-PTE applications, one for the owning entity and one for the school.

Additional instructions and application form links are available in the list below.

We can help

For assistance, please contact the Assessor's office.  Additional property tax exemption resources are listed below.



Property tax exemption checklist
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General property tax exemption
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Institution of Purely Public Charity
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Charter schools
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Nursing home and boarding care homes
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Mailing address

City of Lakes Building
309 Second Ave. S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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City Assessor's Office


Office hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Mailing address
Minneapolis Assessor's Office
350 Fifth St. S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1323

Secure drop box address
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., 1st floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415