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As soon as possible after you purchase and move into your home. If you purchase and occupy by December 1st of any year, and make application by December 31, the following year’s property tax will reflect the homestead rates.
If the assessor is not notified within 30 days that the property has been sold or is no longer being used as a primary place of residence, the homestead will be removed and penalties will be imposed.Falsifying a homestead is punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year or payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
Certain trusts can qualify for homestead. A Certificate of Trust must be completed and approved by the County Assessor, or the Trust must be provided for the Assessor ‘s review. Call Anoka County Assessment Services for further information at 763-324-1175.
Every homestead is unique. Some homesteads involve property held under a trust agreement. Other property is purchased with lender requirements that may affect the homestead classification. You are encouraged to contact Anoka County Property Records and Taxation with any questions you may have.