City of Maple Grove
*IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE*
* This will affect the amount of property tax you pay in 2014, and it may affect your eligibility for a property tax refund.
Please contact the Maple Grove Assessing Department to file a homestead application on or before December 15, 2013, if one of the following applies:
You purchased a Maple Grove property in the past year and you, or a qualifying relative, occupy the property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2013; or
You, or a qualifying relative occupy a Maple Grove property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2013, and the property was previously classified as non-homestead.
A qualifying relative for homestead purposes depends on the type of property. For residential property, a qualifying relative can be a parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the owner. This relationship may be by blood or marriage. For agricultural property, a qualifying relative can be a child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or a child, grandchild, or sibling of the spouse of the owner.
Once you have been granted the homestead classification, no further applications are necessary unless they are specifically requested by the city assessor.
You must also contact the assessor by December 15, 2013 if you are the property owner, or a qualifying relative of the property owner, and the occupancy of the property has changed during the past year.
If you should sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the city assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status. Failure to notify the city assessor within this 30-day period is punishable by recalculation of tax as non-homestead, in addition to a penalty equal to 100 percent of the homestead benefits.
City of Maple Grove
12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway,
Maple Grove, MN 55369
P.O. Box 1180,
Maple Grove, MN 55311-6180
11/07/13, Tax Homestead Notice