Your property tax statement will note if your property is classified as a homestead. You may view the property tax statement sent to you from Mille Lacs County (usually sent out in March or April. If you own a mobile home, you may not receive your statement until mid-July). Do not look at your Notice of Proposed Taxes that was sent in November.
If your statement does not classify your property as a homestead, and you meet the necessary homestead qualifications, you can apply for homestead by completing the homestead application (PDF). You can send in the application or bring it to the courthouse. Call the Assessor’s office if you have any questions about Homesteads or if you need help filling out the application at 320-983-8311.