Cook County Assessor Mary Black is reminding property owners of the Dec.15 deadline to file a Minnesota homestead application.
If you have purchased a home in Cook County in 2009, and occupy the property as your primary residence before December 1, 2009, you may qualify to receive the homestead classification for taxes payable in 2010.
If you should sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status. Failure to notify the county assessor within this 30-day period is punishable by recalculation of tax as non-homestead, in addition to a penalty equal to 100 percent of the homestead benefits.
For more information or to request a homestead application, call the County Assessor’s office at 387-3650 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org