Property Tax


Property Valuation

The City of Shorewood contracts with Hennepin County Assessor's Office for establishing the market value and determining classification (use) of property located within the city. Also, the Assessor's Office maintains the city's property database and is the primary source of property information for city and community use.

Hennepin County Property Information Search and Database

Open Book Meeting
The 2020 meeting for May 4, 2020, is canceled. 
In support of the health and safety of taxpayers and the Hennepin County staff, the Open Book meeting scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 has been canceled. 

What you can do instead.
Hennepin County appraisers are conducting virtual valuation and classification reviews with no face-to-face contact. You may call the assessor’s office at the phone number listed below to schedule a conversation regarding your property.

  • Call your assessor at 952.249.4640 or send an email to michael.smerdon@hennepin.us prior to May 20, 2020.
  • Discuss your concerns and share information about your property’s assessment.
  • For valuation and property sale information, please visit the Hennepin County website.
  • You may appeal to the Hennepin County Board of Appeal and Equalization by calling 612.348.7050 or e-mailing countyvalueappeal@hennepin.us by May 20, 2020.
  • The Hennepin County Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2020, at the Hennepin County Government Center. Notice will be given by June 1, 2020, on the Hennepin County website if the meeting will be held by telephonic or other electronic means.

Homestead Taxes

Homeowners can print a homestead application. Complete the form, attach a copy of your warranty deed and Certificate of Real Estate Value and bring or mail it to:

Hennepin County Assessor Office
300 S. 6th Street A-2103
Minneapolis, MN 55487

City of Shorewood has addressed postage paid envelopes upon request.

In order to receive homestead for the current assessment year, applicants or qualifying relative(s) must own and occupy the property as their main residence by December 1. Applicants have until December 15 to apply for homestead. For answers to any of your homesteading questions please Hennepin County Assessor's office, 612.348.3046.

Property Taxes

Property taxes are paid to the Hennepin County Auditor and redistributed to the city and other government jurisdictions such as school boards and the county. Property tax statements are mailed in March. The taxes are based on the estimated market value for the previous year. The payment of one-half of the tax is due by May 15 and the balance by Oct. 15.

Understanding Property Taxes



State Tax Relief Programs for Homeowners and Renters

Some residents qualify for property tax relief programs from the State of Minnesota: the homestead credit refund (regular property tax refund) or the renter's refund.

For questions on these programs, please contact DOR's Property Tax Refund Division at 651.296.3781.