Homestead Classification

Important Notice

The City of Edina no longer accepts paper Homestead Applications.

As of Sept. 1, 2022, all Homestead processing is done by Hennepin County.

 Applications are due by Dec. 31 of each year.

How to Apply

Before you get started, here is a list of information you will be asked to submit:

  • Property address and property identification (PID) number
  • Deed or other ownership documents 
  • Electronic certificate of real estate value (eCRV) number 
  • Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), for applicant and spouse
  • Name and mailing address of all owners
  • If you are a registered and approved Safe At Home participant, please read the information located in the Safe at Home Program portion of the application


  • The online homestead application is designed for taxpayers living in Hennepin County to submit their secure application directly to County staff.
  • Visit the Hennepin County Homestead site
  • Select "apply online" and follow the steps.

By Mail

Mail the completed application and all required documents to: 
Hennepin County Assessor
c/o Homesteads
300 S 6th Street, MC 213H
Minneapolis, MN 55487

What Is a Homestead Classification?

Having a homestead classification means a person's property is his or her primary residence. This should be the address on your Minnesota driver's license, the address where you are registered to vote, or your primary mailing address.


To qualify for a homestead, you must be an owner of the property, occupy the property as your primary residence and be a Minnesota resident.

Benefits of Homestead Classification

A homestead classification qualifies your property for a homestead classification rate. Owners with the classification are eligible for a market value exclusion, which may reduce the property’s taxable market value. Homestead properties may qualify for other programs such as the disabled veteran’s market value exclusion, senior citizen’s property tax deferral, and Minnesota Department of Revenue property tax refunds.