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Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools ISD. 47

Property Tax Information Site
Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools ISD. 47

This site provides information for taxpayers of Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools ISD. 47 regarding how the district’s proposed referendum would 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, contact Ehlers at the numbers listed below.

About the Referendum

The district will be holding a special election on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 seeking voter approval of a single ballot question.

The question would authorize the district to issue up to $93,185,000 in bonds to provide funds for a variety of projects, including the reconstruction of a new elementary school to replace Pleasantview Elementary School in its current location a new elementary school on District owned property near the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School campus, improve secured entrances at Mississippi Heights Elementary, Rice Elementary, Hillside Early Childhood Center, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School, and Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, construction of outdoor fields for phy-ed and athletics at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, and expansion of early childhood learning space for Hillside Early Childhood Center and Rice Elementary School

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

Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of the ballot questions would cause a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2019, and the debt service tax levies would be in place for 20 years. To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2019 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.

Your 2019 taxes will be based on the 2018 Estimated Market Value (EMV). Because that valuation is not yet available, you will need the 2017 Payable 2018 EMV listed on the "Notice of Valuation and Classification" mailed by your county in March 2017 (see example below). If you don't have that document available, contact your county and ask for the 2017 EMV for taxes payable in 2018.

Benton County
Assessor's Office – (320) 968-5019

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 AGRICULTURAL, timber land 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 or call Ehlers

School Building Bond Agricultural Credit

Effective for taxes payable in 2018, 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 applies to debt service taxes for all types of existing and future building bonds for construction and renovation projects. The credit is automatically deducted on the tax statement and is included in the tax impact estimates provided by Ehlers.

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

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

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