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Property Tax Information Site
Minneapolis Public Schools

This site provides information for taxpayers of Minneapolis Public Schools regarding how the district's proposed referendum will affect their property taxes. The site was prepared by the school district's municipal advisors, Ehlers, in cooperation with the school district. If you have questions about the information on this site, you may call Ehlers at the numbers listed below.

About the 2018 MPS Strong Referendum

The district will be holding a special election on November 6, 2018, seeking voter approval of two questions.

Question 1 would increase the district's operating referendum revenue by $485.00 per pupil. The proposed authority will increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for seven years, beginning with taxes payable in 2019. If approved, this will increase the district's revenue by approximately $18,040,000 for fiscal year 2019-20.

Question 2 would authorize a capital project levy of 2.249% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The revenue will provide funds for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of software applications and technology equipment, and for training and directly related personnel costs. The proposed capital project levy would raise approximately $12,000,000 for taxes payable in 2019, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for seven years.

For additional information on how the funds would be used, click on the "Return to School District Website" button above.

Impact on Property Taxes

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2019 taxes, either view the tax impact for sample property types and values here or follow the instructions below..

The 2018 Payable 2019 Estimated Market Value (EMV) is listed on the “Valuation Notice” mailed by your county in March 2018 (see example below). If you don't have that document available, find the information online using the instructions below or contact Hennepin County and ask for the 2018 EMV for taxes payable in 2019.

Hennepin County
Property tax information – (612) 348-3011

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.

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

If you own other types of property, either view the tax impact for sample property types and values here or 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 right hand corner of your Valuation Notice or the upper left corner of your property tax statement).
  • Email or call Ehlers
    • Send an email message to mnschools@ehlers-inc.com with your name, school district name, and property I.D. number(s).
    • Call Ehlers (Twin Cities area 651-697-8542 or toll-free 1-800-552-1171) during regular business hours and ask to speak to a member of the Education Team. Tell the Ehlers representative that you are calling about the tax impact of the Minneapolis Public Schools referendum and provide the Property I.D. number(s).
    • 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.

Property Tax Refunds, Deductibility, and Deferrals

Click the links below for information regarding how state and federal programs may reduce the net impact of the proposed property tax increases for some taxpayers.

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

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