Property Valuation and Tax
Property Valuation Notices
Hennepin County has started mailing property valuation notices. Residents should receive notices between now and mid-April. If you would like to discuss your notice with the Hennepin County Assessor, please call the county at 952.249.4640. If you are not satisfied after your discussion, you may appeal your valuation notice at the Open Book meeting, Monday, May 6, 5-7 pm, at Shorewood City Hall. Anyone unable to attend the meeting on May 6 may retain their right to proceed to the County Board meeting in June. You must file to attend this meeting with the State Tax Court by April 30. Instructions are printed on your valuation notice, or contact the County Assessor.
The City of Shorewood contracts with Hennepin County Assessor's Office for establishing the market value and determining classification (use) of property located within the city. Also, the Assessor's Office maintains the city's property database and is the primary source of property information for city and community use.
There have been recent changes to the Minnesota Homestead Property Tax System. A video produced by Minnesota Public Radio explains the new system.
Homeowners can print a homestead application off the Hennepin County web site. Under Search enter "homestead". Print the homestead application. Then complete the form and attach a copy of your Deed and Legal Description and bring to Shorewood City Hall or mail it to:
Hennepin County Assessor Office
300 S. 6th Street A-2103
Minneapolis, MN 55487
In order to receive homestead for the current assessment year, applicants or qualifying relative(s) must own and occupy the property as their main residence by December 1. Applicants have until December 15th to apply for homestead. For answers to any of your homesteading questions please call the following numbers:
Hennepin County General Information 612.348.3000
Hennepin County Assessor’s office 612.348.3046
Hennepin County Assessor’s Fax 612.348.8751
Property taxes are paid to the Hennepin County Auditor and redistributed to the city and other government jurisdictions such as school boards and the county. Property tax statements are mailed in March. The taxes are based on the estimated market value for the previous year. The payment of one-half of the tax is due by May 15 and the balance by Oct. 15.