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Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191

Property Tax Information Site
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191

This site provides information for taxpayers of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 regarding how the district's proposed operating 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.

To skip to the online tax calculator, click here.

About the Referendum

The district will be holding a special election on November 7, 2017, seeking voter approval of two questions.

Question 1 would renew a portion of the district’s referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $757.19 per pupil, which expires after taxes payable in 2017. These funds support day-to-day school and district operating expenses, including retaining quality staff, transportation costs, utilities and classroom supplies. The renewed authority would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2018.

Question 2 would authorize the district to increase its authorization by an additional $415 per pupil for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2018, and would have the renewed and additional authority increase each year by the rate of inflation. The increase would provide additional resources to minimize future budget cuts, help maintain class sizes and protect student support and educational programs. The total proposed authorization from Ballot Questions 1 and 2 would be $1,172.19 per pupil.

Approval of Question 2 is contingent on the passage of Question 1.

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

Impact on Property Taxes

Since approval of Question 1 would renew an expiring authorization at the same amount, it would not cause an increase in taxes above current levels. In fact, because the value of taxable property in the district is increasing, Ehlers estimates that there would be a slight reduction in taxes between 2017 and 2018 if Question 1 is approved. Approval of Question 2 would cause an increase in taxes for ten years, beginning in 2018.

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2018 taxes, either view the tax impact for sample property types and values here or follow the instructions below.

  • If your property is classified as Agricultural (either Homestead or Non-Homestead), the taxes for the referendum will be based only on the Estimated Market Value of the house, garage, and one acre of land (also known as the HGA value). Contact your home county (see information listed below) to obtain this value. You will pay no taxes for the referendum based on the value of other agricultural land and buildings.
  • If your property is classified as Seasonal Recreational Residential, you will pay no taxes for the proposed referendum.

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.

Dakota County
Property Taxation and Records – (651) 438-4576

Instructions to view your property records online

Scott County
Property Taxation and Services – (952) 496-8115

Instructions to view your property records online

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

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 Property Tax Refund.
  2. Special Property Tax Refund
  3. Deductibility of Property Taxes for State and Federal Income Taxes
  4. Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral

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