The Assessor's Office provides for the equitable assessment of real and personal property in Faribault County as provided by state laws and regulations. It estimates the value and determines the classification of all county property. The assessment is based upon appraisals and reviews done by the appraisal staff. Our office maintains property data on all parcels in Faribault County.
*Important Property Tax Homestead Notice*
*This will affect the amount of property tax you pay in 2020, and it may affect your eligibility for a property tax refund.
Please contact your County Assessor to file a homestead application on or before December 15, 2019, if one of the following applies:
- You purchased a property in the past year and you, or a qualifying relative, occupy the property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2019; or
- You, or a qualifying relative occupy a property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2019, and the property was previously classified as non-homestead.
A qualifying relative for homestead purposes depends on the type of property. For residential property, a qualifying relative can be a parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the owner. The relationship may be by blood or marriage. For agricultural property, a qualifying relative can be a child, grandchild, sibling or parent of the owner or of the spouse of the owner.
Once you have been granted the homestead classification no further applications are necessary unless they are specifically requested by the County Assessor.
You must also contact the Assessor by December 15, 2019, if you are the property owner, or a qualifying relative of the property owner, and the use of the property has changed during the past year.
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.
Faribault County Assessor's Office