Agricultural property that is occupied and used for the purposes of a homestead by a qualifying relative of the owner may be given an agricultural relative homestead on the house, garage, farm buildings, other structures, agricultural land and contiguous rural vacant land under the same ownership.
Property that is occupied and used for the purposes of a homestead by a qualifying relative of the owner is a homestead to the same extent as the homestead that would be provided if the related owner occupied the property, providing that all of the following criteria is met:
The qualifying relative who occupies the property is a son, daughter, brother, sister, grandchild, father or mother of the owner or the spouse of the owner
The owner is a Minnesota resident
Neither the owner nor his/her spouse receives another agricultural homestead in Minnesota
The owner of the agricultural property is limited to only 1 agricultural homestead per family
If all the requirements for an agricultural relative homestead are not met, the house, garage, and the immediate 1 acre that is located on agricultural land may be eligible for a residential relative homestead if those requirements are satisfied.
Neither the owner nor the qualifying relative who occupies the property may claim a property tax refund, unless the property is jointly owned and one of the joint owners occupies the property as his or her principal place of residence.