If you are a new homeowner or qualifying relative of a homeowner, you can save property taxes by filing for the homestead classification. This classification provides a reduction in taxable value for owner(s) or relative(s) that occupy property as their primary residence.
To file for homestead classification all new homeowner(s) must apply in person or complete the application provided at the bottom of this page, and mail to the City. The homeowner(s) will need the Social Security Numbers for all owners who occupy the property, a copy of the Certificate of Real Estate Value, and a copy of one of the following proofs of ownership:
• Warranty Deed
• Contract For Deed
• Quit Claim Deed
• Certificate of Title
• Trust Deed
• Personal Representative Deed
• Limited Deed
The Certificate of Real Estate Value and Deed should be located in your closing packet.
If sending the application in by mail, please attach the ownership deed and Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV) to the application. Please verify that all fields are completed and mail to:
City of Brooklyn Center
Building & Community Standards Department
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
After application filing, a homestead declaration card will be mailed to you. This homestead declaration card is verifying your permanent residency and should be signed and returned for your homestead classification to be approved.
If there has been a change in your legal name, marital status or a death of an owner, the homeowner must notify Ownership Services of this change by providing a copy of the legal document indicating this change. Contact Building & Community Standards Ownership Services at (763) 569-3310. This change will not correct your tax statement. In addition, you will need to notify Hennepin County Property Tax at (612) 348-3011 to correct the name or address on your tax statement.
Property owners who are blind or permanently disabled may qualify for an additional tax reduction called the special homestead classification. Please call (763) 569-3310 for more information, or see the special homestead classification instructions.
To file for homestead status, complete the Homestead Application form. If you are filing a relative homestead classification, please review the relative homestead filing instructions.
Homestead Application Form