This site provides information for taxpayers of St. Clair Schools, 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, November 2, 2021, seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.
QUESTION 1 would authorize the district to issue $15,000,000 in bonds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including, but not limited to, various deferred capital projects including heating and ventilation systems and a classroom addition in the High School.
QUESTION 2 would provide the district with an additional $500 per pupil in general operating funding starting with taxes payable in 2022.
For more information on how these funds would be used, return to the District’s website.
Approval of ballot QUESTION 1 would result in an increase of property taxes starting with taxes payable in 2022 and the tax levies would remain in place for 20 years.
Approval of ballot QUESTION 2 would result in an increase of property taxes paid starting 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.
Click on the link below, choose your “Search by” option and enter your search criteria. Click on your parcel from the search results screen. Under the “Statements” section on the right, select, “View Notices and Statements.” Select the most current year from the “Value Notices” section and use the value listed as, “Estimated Market Value” in the calculator below.
Click on the link below, select, “Agree” in the pop up and enter your search criteria. Click on your parcel from the search results screen. Scroll down to the, “Valuation” section and use the number listed as, “Estimated Market Value” for the most recent assessment year 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 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.
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.
If you have any questions, please call Ehlers at 1-800-552-1171 and ask to speak with a member of our Education Team.
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.
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: