Taxes & Homestead

Taxes Information

The City of Orono contracts with Hennepin County for assessing services. Assessors hold offices at city hall. Find resources and services in Hennepin.

Hennepin County Property Tax Contact Information
300 South 6th Street
Administrative Tower A-600
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Phone: 612-348-3011

Property Tax Deferral Program

The Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral Program allows people 65 years of age and older, whose incomes are $60,000 or less, to defer a portion of their property tax on their home. This is not a forgiveness program - it is a low interest loan from the state. The deferred property taxes become due upon the sale or transfer of the property. Learn more from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

For more information contact the Orono Finance Director or the Department of Revenue.

Homestead Information

Homestead applies to properties occupied as primary residences by their owners or relatives. The program may qualify the property for a reduced classification rate, reduced taxable market value, property tax refund, and special program eligibility. Hennepin County processes all Homestead applications. Visit their website to apply or find out more information.