Actively Farming Homesteads
Article 5, Section 13 of the 1999 Omnibus Tax Bill allows agricultural homestead classification for farms of at least 40 acres where the farm owner does not live on the farm, but lives within four cities or townships of the farm, if the owner actively farms the land, is a Minnesota resident, and neither the owner or their spouse claim another agricultural homestead in Minnesota. This application requires signatures and social security numbers of all owners of the property, the farm number registered with the Farm Service Agency and a copy of the Schedule F filed with the previous year’s income tax return. The law also allows a son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter to qualify a father/mother for homestead. The son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter must be actively farming the land in order to qualify the father/mother for ag homestead.
Please call or stop in the Renville County Assessor’s Office for more information on homesteads or any other property tax assessing questions.