This site provides information for taxpayers of the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District, regarding how the district’s proposed operating referendum and 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 for an operating referendum and capital project levy on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.

QUESTION 1 would renew its existing operating referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $206.83 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2022.

QUESTION 2 proposes an authorization of 2.626% times the net tax capacity of the school district.  The money raised by the capital project levy authorization will provide funds for the acquisition of curriculum materials, and the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, software licenses, computers, improved technology equipment, networks, infrastructure, and the costs of technology related personnel and training.

For more information on how these funds would be used, return to ISD 622 levy 2021 website.


Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of ballot QUESTION 1 would result in the extension of the current property taxes paid for this referendum, which are currently set to expire, starting with taxes payable in 2023, and the renewed tax levies would remain in place for 10 years.

Approval of ballot QUESTION 2 would result in a property tax increase raising approximately $3,000,000 the first year it is to be levied beginning with taxes payable in 2022, and the tax levies would remain in place for 10 years.

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2022 taxes, follow the instructions below or view a sample property value here.

Your 2022 taxes will be based on the 2021 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the “Notice of Valuation and Classification” mailed by your county in March 2021. You can review the current value for taxes payable in 2022 using  your current tax statement, contact your county and ask for the 2021 EMV for taxes payable in 2022, or follow the instructions below to look up your 2021 EMV on your county’s website.

Ramsey County
Assessor's Office - (651) 266-2131

Click on the link below, select, “Agree” on the pop-up, enter your search criteria and select your parcel from the search results screen. Scroll down to the “Tax Summary” section and use the value listed as “Estimated Market Value” for the most recent payable year in the calculator below.

Ramsey County Property Search

Washington County
Property Records and Taxpayer Services - (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 on your most recent tax statement. Use the value listed as “Estimated Market Value” for the most current year in the calculator below.

Washington County Property Search


ONLINE CALCULATORS: ESTIMATING TAX IMPACT

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).
Apartments and Residential Non-Homestead

If you own APARTMENTS or RESIDENTIAL NON-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).

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

Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund

If your household income is less than approximately $116,180, 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 $116,180
  • Refund is on a sliding scale, based on your income and your total property tax burden
  • The maximum refund is $2,840
  • 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 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.

Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral

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:

  • 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