Property Tax: What is the “This Old House” law?

Minnesota law (MN Statute 273.11, Subd. 16 & 17) was established to encourage certain property owners to restore or renovate homes 45 years old and over. commonly referred to as “This Old House,” the law exempts from property taxation all or a part of the value of the improvements. The ability to apply for valuation exclusion expired on January 2, 2003.

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