Reminder: Property tax refund application deadline is August 15

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County Auditor-Treasurer  • 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 214 • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2380 •

Nancy Nilsen
St. Louis County Auditor-Treasurer




August 9, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Nilsen, County Auditor

(218) 726-2380


Reminder: Property tax refund application deadline is 

Homeowners and renters are reminded that if they want to file for a Minnesota Property tax refund for 2017 the deadline to do so is Thursday, August 15. People also may file a claim for a property tax refund for 2018, however the deadline for that isn't until August 15 of next year.


According to the Department of Revenue, approximately 680,000 Minnesotans received a total of $500 million in property tax refunds last year. That averaged out to more than $925 for homeowners and $700 for renters.


To be eligible for a refund, a homeowner must have had a household income of less than $110,650 in 2017. For renters, the income limit in 2018 is $59,960. (Eligible household income amounts are slightly higher for 2018 refunds.) Forms, instructions and additional eligibility requirements can be found on the Minnesota Department of Revenue's website:


"Property tax refunds are handled by the state. We want to do what we can to make sure our citizens know this money is out there," said St. Louis County Auditor Nancy Nilsen. "We have the responsibility as a county to collect property taxes, but we also want to make sure people are aware of this opportunity to get some of their money back."


Any questions about property tax refunds and eligibility requirements should be directed to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at (651) 296-3781 or (800) 652-9094.