Disaster & Damaged or Destroyed Property

Tax Relief for Property Owners

If your property’s buildings have been unintentionally or accidentally destroyed due to a natural disaster or destroyed due to arson or vandalism by someone other than the owner, you may be eligible for property tax relief.

The property tax relief may be either or both:

  • An abatement of some or all of current year taxes
  • A credit applied to your next year’s taxes to reduce that overall bill

In almost all instances, the property owner must make application to the Assessor’s Office. It is important to document the damage and the Assessor’s Office will likely need to review the property. Our office will help you through the process to obtain any property tax relief available to your property.

More Information

See Minnesota Statute 273.1235 for more information.