Homeowners across Minnesota can expect to see significant property tax increases next year, according to early figures compiled by the Department of Revenue.
The department released its preliminary list of maximum property tax levies that have been announced by cities, counties and townships ahead of next year, as well as school districts – some of which were passed in the Nov. 3 referenda.
On average, Minnesota's cities are increasing the amount their residents have to pay by 5.2 percent, bringing in an estimated $2.142 billion between them through the property tax levy, compared to $2.036 billion this year.
Counties are increasing theirs on average by 3.7 percent, townships by 2.4 percent and school districts by 7.5 percent.
Special taxing districts, which are public entities permitted to levy property taxes (such as hospital, sewer and park districts, or transit authorities), are increasing their levies by 5.6 percent.
In the Twin Cities, the biggest counties, Hennepin and Ramsey, raised their levy by 4.5 and 2.8 percent respectively, while Minneapolis and St. Paul raised theirs by 3.8 and 1.9 percent respectively.
Residents will find out how much they're likely to pay next year via letters that will be sent out later this month; the final, confirmed amounts they will pay will be revealed in another letter in February.
The revenue department has a detailed list of how much property taxes are going up in each county, city, township etc., which you can see here.
Here's where the biggest rises will be:
Lyon County: +15.3 percent
Cook County: +12 percent
Lincoln County: +10.8 percent
Pipestone County: +10.5 percent
Traverse County: +9.9 percent
Gilman: +146.4 percent
Evan: +108.3 percent
Hitterdal: +81.8 percent
Gem Lake: +66.3 percent
Urbank: +42.9 percent.
Cannon: +117.6 percent
Gordon: +116.9 percent
Rulien Township: +109.5 percent
Crow Wing Lake: +104.3 percent
Town of Shooks: +100 percent
Northland Community: +140 percent
Mora: +101 percent
Southland: +100.4 percent.
Glencoe-Silver Lake: +93.4 percent
Delano: +88.9 percent.