Be one of the owners of the property or a relative
Occupy the property as your primary residence
An owner may not have the benefits of the homestead classification in more than one place. A person may have only one homestead and that must be their place of residence on January 2.
To apply for the homestead classification, you must fill out an application by calling the Assessor’s Office at 507-375-1205. You may also stop by the Assessor’s Office in the Watonwan County Courthouse at: 710 Second Avenue S St. James, MN 56081
All homestead applications must be returned to the Assessor’s Office by December 31st.
Completed applications must be returned by mail or in person. All faxed or emailed applications will be rejected.
The Department of Revenue provides further details about tax laws and programs on its website. You can also look at the State Statutes section (MS 273.124, subd. 21) for more information or contact the Watonwan County Assessor’s office at (507) 375-1205.