Nov 18, 2021 - News

Property taxes for Minnesota communities to increase by 4.5% in 2022

A property tax notice from Hennepin County

Proposed property tax statements are going out across Minnesota. Photo: Nick Halter/Axios

Minnesotans are getting their proposed property tax statements this week, and most of you are probably noticing a hike in what you have to pay next year.

Driving the news: Overall 2022 preliminary property taxes statewide will increase by 4.5%, according to a report released this week by the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

  • That compares to last year, when overall taxes only went up by 2.1%.

Of note: These figures are preliminary and often decrease — if only slightly — when final city, county and school district budgets are approved.

  • And your mileage may vary depending on how much your home's value has increased and how much your community's tax base expanded.

Zoom in: Property tax levy increases can vary widely depending on where you live.

  • Minneapolis and St. Paul's proposed city levies are up by 5.5% and 6.9%, respectively. Hennepin and Ramsey counties' levies are up by 3.5% and 1.5% respectively.
  • Some of the cities seeing the biggest jumps include Ramsey (17.8%), Corcoran (13.5%), Vadnais Heights (13.1%), Excelsior (12.1%) and Inver Grove Heights (9.7%).

Meanwhile, Lake Elmo's proposed tax levy is up a whopping 42%.

  • City administrator Kristina Handt said the money is going toward debt payments on a new city center and public works addition, more staff and increased spending on roadway maintenance

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