How does a property I own qualify for a homestead exclusion?
To qualify for a homestead exclusion, you must meet all of the following requirements:

You must be one of the owners of the property, or be a qualifying relative of at least one of the owners. To be a qualifying relative of the owner, you must be the owner’s child or stepchild, parent or stepparent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. This relationship may exist through marriage.

You must occupy the property as your primary place of residence.

You must be a Minnesota resident. (If a residential class property is the primary residence of a qualifying relative of an owner, it is not necessary for the owner to be a Minnesota resident.)

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1. What is a homestead exclusion?
2. Why should I file for homestead?
3. How does a property I own qualify for a homestead exclusion?
4. Why must I provide my Social Security number?
5. Why is my spouse's name required on a homestead application?
6. When should I apply?
7. Can I file for homestead on more than one property?
8. Are the homestead exclusions on all properties the same?
9. How often do I have to apply for the homestead exclusion?
10. What will happen if I fail to comply with the homestead laws or file a false homestead?
11. What about homestead for property owned by a trust?
12. Do Life Estates qualify for homestead?
13. Can a manufactured home receive homestead exclusion?
14. Are there Special Homesteads for the Blind and Disabled?
15. Is there anything else I should know about homesteads?