Owner Occupied Homestead


To qualify for a homestead, a property must be both owned and occupied by the owner on January 2 of the assessment year for a full homestead or on December 1 of the assessment year for a mid-year homestead. You must also be a Minnesota resident and applications must be received by December 31st.

For more information regarding Homestead, please see the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue’s information.


Obtain a Homestead Application (PDF) online, call the Assessor’s Office at (507) 375-1205 or stop by the Assessor’s Office in the Watonwan County Courthouse at:
710 Second Avenue S
St. James, MN 56081