This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 879 – Delano, regarding how the district’s proposed operating referendum may affect property taxes. The site was prepared in cooperation with Ehlers, the district’s independent municipal advisor. If you have questions about the information on this site, please contact Ehlers using the information provided below.
The district will hold a special election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.
QUESTION 1 would increase the district’s general education revenue by $604.46 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district’s existing authorization of $404.46 which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2022. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2023, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
QUESTION 2 would increase the district’s general education revenue by $250 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2023, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
For more information on how these funds would be used, view the District’s website.
Approval of the ballot questions would result in a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2023, and the referendum levies would remain in place for 10 years. To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your 2023 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.
NOTE: Agricultural property will pay taxes for the proposed referendum based only on the value of the house, garage and one acre. Seasonal recreational residential property (i.e., cabins) will pay no taxes for the proposed referendum.
Your 2023 taxes will be based on the 2022 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the “Notice of Valuation and Classification” mailed by your county in March. You can review the current value for taxes payable in 2022 using that “Notice of Valuation and Classification,” contact your county and ask for the 2022 EMV for taxes payable in 2023, or follow the instructions below to look up your 2022 EMV on your county’s website.
Click on the link below, select, “2023” in the, “Tax Year” drop down box under the, “Advanced Search” section. Enter your search criteria and select your parcel from the results screen. Click on the blue, “Valuations” tab and then select to view the, “2022 Valuation Notice.” Use the value listed in the, “Step 1” box in the top right labeled, “Estimated Market Value” in the calculator below.
Click on the link below, scroll down to the “Online Search” section and select the criteria by which you would like to search to find your parcel. The current year valuation is the 2022 Assessment (For Taxes Payable 2023). Be sure to use the total value and reference the value listed as “Estimated market value” in the calculator below.
If you own a residential homestead, apartments or commercial/industrial property, enter the Estimated Market Value to see the potential tax impact.
If your household income is less than approximately $119,790, you may qualify for the Homestead Credit Refund (also known as the “Circuit Breaker” refund). This program, which has existed since the 1970s, is intended to reduce tax burdens for homeowners with relatively low incomes and relatively high property tax burdens. Some important facts about this program are summarized below.
If your total property taxes increase by more than 12 percent and more than $100 from one year to the next, you may qualify for a state refund equal to a portion of the increase. There is no income limit for this refund.
To determine eligibility and refund amounts, complete Minnesota tax form M1PR.
If you are 65 years or older and have a household income of $60,000 or less, you may be eligible to defer a portion of the property taxes on your home, through the Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral Program. The program: