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Last Updated: 11/12/2015

Certified 2015 Property Tax Levies

The Minnesota Department of Revenue annually releases a list of the certified property tax levies that have been reported by local governments and have been passed by local school referenda. Local governments were required to set their certified 2015 levies by December 20. Final property tax levies were $41 million less than the preliminary levies set in September.

Cities

The 2015 certified property tax levies for cities will total approximately $2.035 billion compared with $1.957 billion in 2014, a 4.0% increase.

Counties

The 2015 certified property tax levies for counties will total approximately $2.810 billion compared with $2.737 billion in 2014, a 2.7% increase.

Townships

The 2015 certified property tax levies for townships will total approximately $239 million compared with $234 million in 2014, a 2.2% increase.

Schools

The 2015 certified property tax levies for schools will total approximately $2.471 billion compared with $2.356 billion in 2014, a 4.9% increase. Non-voter approved school levies will increase by $71 million. Voters approved $44 million in new and renewed referenda, for a total increase of $115 million in 2015.

Special Taxing Districts

The 2015 preliminary property tax levies for special taxing districts will total approximately $334 million compared with $325 million in 2014, a 2.7% increase.

Total

The 2015 certified property tax levies for all local governments will total approximately $8.745 billion compared with $8.459 billion in 2014, a 3.4% increase.