Levy Certification Process

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) provides forms and instructions to assist county auditors with school district property tax levies.

Proposed Property Tax Levies
School boards are required to certify proposed property tax levies to the home county auditor by September 30 of every year (or next business day, if September 30 falls on a weekend), and to MDE by October 7 (or next business day, if October 7 falls on a weekend). For the 2020 Payable 2021 levy, the certified proposed property tax levies will be due to the home county auditor on September 30, 2020, and to MDE on October 7, 2020.

Final Property Tax Levy
School boards must adopt their final property tax levy and certify the levy to the home county auditor no later than five working days after December 20 (December 28 for the 2020 Payable 2021 levy).

Districts must use the Levy Certification System to certify the final tax levy.