This 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.
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.
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.
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 property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.
If you own a RESIDENTIAL NON-HOMESTEAD MULTI UNIT AND APARTMENTS property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact
If you own COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated 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: