On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved a new abatement policy. The new Ramsey County abatement policy will allow value abatements only for correction of clerical error or due to owner hardship. All Homestead Abatements must now be filed prior to July 1 of the affected tax year. The new Abatement Policy and guidelines are now available online at: http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/prr/assessor/index.htm.
Ramsey County endeavors to value all property on a fair and equitable basis, and to treat taxpayers’ objections to value with respect. The purpose of this Abatement Policy is to ensure all citizens will be treated equally in the abatement process. All classes of property will be treated equitably, and in a timely manner.
Please note that the new policy includes a revised application for homestead abatements. The new deadline to file a homestead abatement in Ramsey County for 2014 taxes is July 1, 2014.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the Homestead-Abatement Unit at 651-266-2040 or Email questions to: Askhomesteads@co.ramsey.mn.us.