Special Homestead Classification (1b) for Persons who are Blind or Permanently and Totally Disabled

The Special Homestead Classification (1b) provides a reduced class rate for homestead property of any person who qualifies as blind or as permanently and totally disabled.  The 1b homestead classification is different than other homesteads because the qualification is specific to a person and their disabling condition, rather than the use of the property.  Therefore, the 1b homestead classification follows the blind/disabled individual from one property to another. 
The 1b Homestead classification is not an exemption from property taxes, it is a reduction in property taxes. 
Who is Eligible?
You may qualify for the blind/disabled homestead rate if you are:
-legally blind,
-totally and permanently disabled, or
-a blind/disabled qualifying relative of the property owner, homesteading the property as your primary residence.
How do I Apply?
1. Complete the entire Blind and Disabled Homestead Application (CR-1B) fully and legibly.
2. Attach all proper documentation.
3. Complete a new Homestead Application (CR_H).
4. Mail the application and the required documentation to the Wilkin County Assessor (PO Box 167, Breckenridge, MN 56520) by October 1.
         *Qualified applicants will receive a reduction on the taxes due in the following year.
Applications are available online at Assessor Forms, or can be obtained m the Assessor's Office at the Wilkin County Courthouse, on the first floor:
300 S 5th St
Breckenridge, MN 56520
(218) 643-7162.