This site provides information for taxpayers of the Northfield School District regarding how the district’s proposed referendum will affect their property taxes. The site was prepared by the school district's financial 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.
The district will be holding a special election on November 7, 2017, seeking voter approval of two questions.
Question 1 would revoke the district’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,497.17 per pupil and replace it with a new authority of $1,967.32 per pupil, an increase of $470.15 per pupil. The proposed authority would be applicable for 10 years, beginning with taxes payable in 2018. If approved, this would increase the district’s general fund revenue by approximately $2 million per year.
Question 2 would authorize the district to issue up to $109 million in general obligation school building bonds to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including:
For additional information on how the funds would be used, click on the "Return to School District Website" button above.
Approval of Question 1 would cause an increase in taxes for ten years, beginning in 2018. Approval of Question 2 would cause an increase in taxes for 25 years, beginning in 2018.
To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your 2018 taxes, either view the tax impact for sample property types and values here or follow the instructions below.
The 2017 Payable 2018 Estimated Market Value (EMV) is listed on the “Valuation Notice” mailed by your county in March 2017 (see example below). If you don't have that document available, find the information online using the instructions below or contact your county and ask for the 2017 EMV for taxes payable in 2018.
Assessor's Office – (507) 332-6102
Property Taxation and Records – (651) 438-4576
Finance and Taxpayer Services – (651) 385-3040
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 AGRICULTURAL or other types of property, view the tax impact for sample property types and values here or contact Ehlers.
This property tax credit will provide owners of agricultural property with a 40% credit for the taxes attributable to school district debt service for all agricultural property, except for the house, garage, and one acre. This ongoing credit will be directly deducted from property taxes owed and would apply to debt service taxes for all types of existing and future building bonds for construction and renovation projects, and takes effect for property taxes payable in 2018. The credit is automatically deducted on the tax statement and is included in the tax impact estimates provided by Ehlers.
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.
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