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City of Northfield

Property Tax Information Site
Cannon River Civic Center & Parks and Recreation Referendum

This site provides information for taxpayers of the City of Northfield, MN regarding how the city's proposed referendum would affect their property taxes. Please note the property tax only applies to Northfield City residents. The site was prepared by the city's municipal advisors, Ehlers, in cooperation with the city. If you have questions about the information on this site, contact Ehlers at the e-mail address listed below.

About the Referendum

The city, along with the City of Dundas, will be holding a special election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 seeking voter approval to impose a sales and use tax of one-half of one percent (0.50%) and a motor vehicle excise tax of up to $20 per motor vehicle for 20 years, and issue up to $17,800,000 in general obligation bonds plus cost of issuing the bonds to finance the acquisition, construction and betterment of parks, trails, recreational facilities and a new multi-purpose combination civic center and ice arena.

For additional information on how the funds would be used, click on the “Return to City Website” button above.

Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of the ballot question would cause a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2020, and the debt service tax levy would be in place for up to 20 years. To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2020 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.

Your 2020 taxes will be based on the 2019 Estimated Market Value (EMV) listed on the "Notice of Valuation and Classification" mailed by your county in March 2019. Be advised that valuation has not been assigned yet. Please use the most recently available Notice of Valuation sent in March of 2018 (see example below). If you don't have that document available, contact your county and ask for the 2018 EMV for taxes payable in 2019 or find the information online using the instructions below.

Rice County
Assessor's Office – (507) 332-6102

Instructions to view your property records online

Dakota County
Assessing Services Office – (651) 438-4200

Instructions to view your property records online

If you own a RESIDENTIAL HOMESTEAD property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.


Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar (no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).

If you own COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.

Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar (no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).

If you own AGRICULTURAL or other types of property, we recommend you contact Ehlers.

  • Find the Property I.D. number(s) for all parcels of property that you own within the district (normally shown in the upper left corner of your property tax statement).
  • Email Ehlers
    • Send an email message to nanhut@ehlers-inc.com with your name, city, county and property I.D. number(s). PLEASE SPECIFY WHAT COUNTY YOUR PARCELS ARE IN.
    • An Ehlers representative will contact your county to find the value and classification of your property, calculate the tax impact, and either call or e-mail you with the results. Please allow 1-3 days for a response.

Specific information that may affect some property owners’ situations is included below:

  1. Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund
  2. Special Property Tax Refund
  3. Homestead Exclusion
  4. Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral

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