Saint Louis Park Public Schools- District 283 - Minnesota Schools I School information I Homes for saleThis site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 283 – St. Louis Park, regarding how the district’s proposed 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.


About the Referendum

The district will hold a special election on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.

QUESTION 1 proposes an authorization of 4.287% times the net tax capacity of the school district, will raise approximately $3,563,578 for taxes first levied in 2022, payable in 2023 and will be authorized for ten years. The money raised by the capital project levy authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, support and maintenance of software, technology, technology systems and infrastructure, and to pay the costs of technology related personnel and training. A portion of this new authorization, $3,063,578, will replace the school district’s existing authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2023.

QUESTION 2 would authorize the District to issue general obligation school building bonds in an aggregate amount not to exceed $136,000,000 for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities.

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


Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of the ballot questions would result in a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2023, and the tax levies for the Capital Project Levy would remain in place for 10 years. The debt service tax levies for the School Building Bond would remain in place for 20 years. To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2023 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.

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.

Hennepin County
Property Tax Information - (612) 348-3011

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.

Hennepin 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).
Residential Non-Homestead Multi Unit and Apartments

If you own a RESIDENTIAL NON-HOMESTEAD MULTI UNIT AND APARTMENTS 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 Credits and Deferrals that may affect certain property owners’ situations. They include:

Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund

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.

  • 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 $119,790
  • Refund is on a sliding scale, based on your income and your total property tax burden
  • The maximum refund is $2,930
  • 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