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
2019 meeting: Monday, April 29, 5 p.m., City Council Chambers, Shorewood City Hall

Each year, City of Shorewood residents are able to attend an Open Book Meeting to discuss their property valuation with Hennepin County Assessors. Although the meeting is scheduled for a date in April or May of each year, the assessor's office encourages residents with questions or concerns do not wait for the meeting, but contact the assessor, 612.249.4640, to discuss those concerns. 

If you are not satisfied with the discussion or at the meeting, you may appeal your assessment with the county. 

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.