This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 200 – Hastings, regarding how the district’s proposed capital project levy 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.

About the Referendum

The district will hold a special election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 seeking voter approval of one ballot question.

QUESTION 1A proposes a capital project levy authorization of 3.593% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The revenue from the capital levy authorization will be used to provide funds for school district technology, including the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, software licenses, computers, technology infrastructure and equipment, technology systems related to security and operations, and to pay the costs of technology related personnel and training.

For more information on how these funds would be used, view the District’s website.

Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of the Capital Project Levy ballot question would raise approximately $2,000,000 for taxes payable in 2024, the first year it is to be levied, and will be authorized for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $20,000,000.

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your 2024 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.

Your 2024 taxes will be based on the 2023 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the Notice of Valuation and Classification mailed by your county in March 2023.

Dakota County
Property Tax Information - (651) 438-4597

Click on the link below, click on the pop up (must allow pop ups to see this screen) and enter in your search criteria. Your parcel information will show on the right hand side of your screen. Click the “Valuation Notice” link to view your 2023 values for taxes payable in 2024. Use the number listed as “Estimated Market Value” located in the top right under “Step 1″ in the calculator below.

Dakota County Property Search

Goodhue County
Property Tax Information - (651) 385-3040

Phone – (651) 385-3040

Washington County
Property Tax Information - (651) 430-6175

Click on the link below, select to search by parcel number or address, and then enter in your search criteria. On the search results screen, select your parcel. On the next screen, in the green “Information & Links” box, click to view your “2023 Valuation Notice.” Use the value listed as “Estimated Market Value” located within the “Step 1” gray box in the calculator below.

Washington County Property Search


Residential Homestead Property

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

Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar
(no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).
Commercial / Industrial Property

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

Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar
(no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).
Agricultural Property

If you own agricultural or other types of property, please complete the following form and submit it to Ehlers. Once we receive it, an Ehlers representative will contact your county to find the value and classification of your property, calculate the tax impact and contact you via phone or email with the results. Please allow 1-3 days for completion. PLEASE NOTE: you may enter up to 10 property IDs by clicking the “+” button at the end of each row. For more than 10 properties, please contact Ehlers.

  • Parcel Owner NameParcel ID/Property IDCounty parcel is located in 

If you have any questions, please call Ehlers at 1-800-552-1171 and ask to speak with a member of our Education Team.

There are certain Minnesota Tax Credits and Deferrals that may affect certain property owners' situations. They include:

Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund

If your household income is less than approximately $128,280, 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.

  • Available each year to owners of homestead property
  • Applies only to the taxes attributable to the house, garage, and one acre on agricultural homestead property
  • Available to all owners of residential homestead and agricultural homestead property with household incomes of less than $128,280
  • Refund is on a sliding scale, based on your income and your total property tax burden
  • The maximum refund is $3,140
  • Also available to renters
  • To determine eligibility and refund amounts, complete Minnesota tax form M1PR
Special Property Tax Refund

If your total property taxes increase by more than 6 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 and the maximum refund is $2,500.

To determine eligibility and refund amounts, complete Minnesota tax form M1PR.

Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral

If you are 65 years or older and have a household income of $96,000 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:

  • Limits the maximum amount of property tax you pay to 3 percent of your total household income
  • Provides predictability; the amount of tax you pay will not change for as long as you participate in this program

The 2023 Legislature modified the requirements of this program by increasing the household income limit to $96,000. This new income limit is in effect for taxes payable in 2024 and later years.