Social Security Numbers & Homesteads


State law (MS 273.124, subd. 13 par.c) states:  (c) Every property owner applying for homestead classification must furnish to the county assessor the Social Security number of each occupant who is listed as an owner of the property on the deed of record, the name and address of each owner who does not occupy the property, and the name and Social Security number of the spouse of each occupying owner. The application must be signed by each owner who occupies the property and by each owner's spouse who occupies the property, or, in the case of property that qualifies as a homestead under subdivision 1, paragraph (c), by the qualifying relative.

Each owner and their spouse who occupies the property must sign the application. In the case of a relative homestead, the qualifying relative and spouse must provide a social security number and sign the application.

Confidential Information

Social security numbers provided to this office are considered to be confidential information and will not be disclosed to the public. Under State law (MS 273.124, subd. 13 par.g,h) they may be given by the county assessor to the Minnesota Department of Revenue to determine whether you have applied for the homestead classification for other properties.