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The assessor also determines the classification or use of each parcel. For example, property may be classified as residential homestead (owner-occupied), residential non-homestead, apartment, agricultural, or commercial/industrial. Each classificaiton is taxed at a different percentage of market value. These percentages are established by the Minnesota State Legislature.
To qualify for a full-year homestead classification, homeowners must own and occupy their home on for before January 2nd of that year.
Property not qualifying for homestead on January 2nd, but purchased and owner-occupied on or before December 1st of that same year, may qualify for a mid-year homestead classification. The filing deadline for mid-year homestead is December 15th.
(*To qualify for a relative homestead, you must be the owner’s son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, stepchild, parent, parent-in-law, stepparent, grandchild, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew.)
Separate electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits are required for the installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement or addition to any wiring, piping, duct alterations, and any equipment, fixtures or appliances associated with those systems.
Review of permit applications ensures that your home meets zoning requirements such as lot coverage, setbacks and building height.
The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation has a "Search Available Properties" tool for land and building sites selection. Search Available Properties Tool
To purchase your burning permit on-line, click hereTo purchase your permit by mail, print the application below and send it with your payment to:St. Cloud Fire Department101 10th Ave. N.St. Cloud, MN 56303 Fire Burning Application Form
Call the Health and Inspections Department at (320) 255-7214 or visit our nuisance complaint page
Please note: We will not mail DVDs.
Property iron stakes (typically 36-inch-long rods) are placed at the corners of the lot usually at or below grade, and sometimes can be found using a metal detector.
The city does not provide surveying services. Approximate property lines and dimensions can be found on the city’s interactive mapping site. Property Search
Once the zoning of your property is determined, you can find your setbacks in the Land Development Code.
For questions, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (320) 255-7218. Property Search
Review the Fence Regulation Fact Sheet for more details.
Contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (320) 255-7218 for additional questions. Fence Regulation Fact Sheet
Data Request Form
The Information Desk hours of operation:Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday and Sunday: Closed
City of St. Cloud residents may apply for a permit to purchase (not a permit to carry) at the St. Cloud Police Department, 101 11th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303. The Information Desk is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Benton County Sheriff's Office (320) 968-7201Sherburne County Sheriff's Office (763) 241-2500Stearns County Sheriff's Office (320) 259-3700
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office does provide fingerprinting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Call the Stearns County Sheriff's Office at (320) 259-3700 for more information.
Benton County Court: 615 Hwy 23, Foley, MN 56329 Phone: (320) 968-5205Sherburne County Court: 13880 Hwy 10 West, Elk River, MN 55330 Phone: (763) 765-4600Stearns County Court: 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN 56303 Phone: (320) 656-3620
When calling, please be ready to report the location by listing the street or avenue the pothole is located, and the house number or cross street nearest the pothole.
Potholes on state highways (Highway 23, Highway 10, Highway 15, Interstate 94) must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). MnDOT Potholes Webpage
Persons eligible for assessment reduction should contact the city's Special Assessment Clerk at 320-255-7212 within 10 days of the billing date of the special assessment bill.
A homesteaded property whose owner is 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of permanent and total disability, and for whom it would be a hardship to make payments, may be eligible for a deferment of special assessments.
See Special Assessments Page for More Information
Bills are sent out by the 5th of each month and are due the last business day of the month. Water is billed based on meter readings or estimated according to historical usage if no reading is obtained.
You also have the option of paying your utility bill by phone through an automated system. Simply call 877-729-2497. You will need your customer and account numbers when you call this number. You may pay by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Checking or Savings Account. Payments process the next day. There is no fee for this service.
2017 Tax Season Dates: Wednesdays & ThursdaysFeb. 8-Apr. 138:30 a.m.-1 p.m.First come, first served- no appointmentsPlease park in West lot.