2013 Redwood County
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IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX
LAW CHANGE: A New Homestead Market Value
Exclusion replaces the Homestead Market
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*Important property tax homestead
* 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 your county assessor to file a homestead
application on or before December 15, 2013, if one of the following
You purchased a property in the past year and you, or a qualifying
relative, occupy the property for homestead purposes on December 1,
You, or a qualifying relative occupy a 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 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 county 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 use 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 county
assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status. Failure
to notify the county 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.
Redwood County currently has three
(3) openings on the Historical Board
(2) open positions from
District #4 (Redwood Falls)
If interested, please contact:
Commissioner Priscilla Klabunde at 507-637-3817
(1) open position f from
District #1 (Milroy, Lucan, Walnut area)
If interested, please
contact: Commissioner Lon Walling at 507-828-4940
Redwood County Office Locations
Hours: M - F 8:00 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m.
Area in Square Miles:
Senate District: 16, 22
House District: 16A,
County has plenty to offer whether you’re
interested in work, play or both!
Take a drive
along the beautiful
Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway,
visit historical sites like the Sioux
Uprising site and the
childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder,
or stop into
Jackpot Junction and try your luck!
Redwood County trails, camp or stop to see
the beautiful waterfalls at
Alexander Ramsey Park, Minnesota’s
largest municipal park.
events include the
Ingalls Wilder Pageant (July) and
Farmfest at the historic Gilfillan Farm