473H.10 AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES.
Subdivision 1. Valuation, assessment.
Real property within an agricultural preserve shall be
valued and assessed pursuant to chapter 273, except as provided in this section.
Subd. 2. No nonagricultural factors.
All land classified agricultural and in agricultural
use, exclusive of buildings, shall be valued solely with reference to its appropriate agricultural
classification and value, notwithstanding sections
272.03, subdivision 8
determining the value for ad valorem tax purposes the assessor shall not consider any added
values resulting from nonagricultural factors.
Subd. 3. Computation of tax; state reimbursement.
(a) After having determined the
market value of all land valued according to subdivision 2, the assessor shall compute the net tax
capacity of those properties by applying the appropriate class rates. When computing the rate
of tax pursuant to section
, the county auditor shall include the net tax capacity of land
as provided in this clause.
(b) The county auditor shall compute the tax on lands valued according to subdivision 2 and
nonresidential buildings by multiplying the net tax capacity times the total local tax rate for all
purposes as provided in clause (a).
(c) The county auditor shall then compute the tax on lands valued according to subdivision 2
and nonresidential buildings by multiplying the net tax capacity times the total local tax rate for
all purposes as provided in clause (a), subtracting $1.50 per acre of land in the preserve.
(d) The county auditor shall then compute the maximum ad valorem property tax on lands
valued according to subdivision 2 and nonresidential buildings by multiplying the net tax capacity
times 105 percent of the previous year's statewide average local tax rate levied on property located
within townships for all purposes.
(e) The tax due and payable by the owner of preserve land valued according to subdivision 2
and nonresidential buildings will be the amount determined in clause (c) or (d), whichever is less.
The state shall reimburse the taxing jurisdictions for the amount of the difference between the
net tax determined under this clause and the gross tax in clause (b). Residential buildings shall
continue to be valued and classified according to the provisions of sections
they would be in the absence of this section, and the tax on those buildings shall not be subject to
the limitation contained in this clause.
The county may transfer money from the county conservation account created in section
to the county revenue fund to reimburse the fund for the tax lost as a result of this
subdivision or to pay taxing jurisdictions within the county for the tax lost. The county auditor
shall certify to the commissioner of revenue on or before June 1 the total amount of tax lost to
the county and taxing jurisdictions located within the county as a result of this subdivision and
the extent that the tax lost exceeds funds available in the county conservation account. Payment
shall be made by the state on December 26 to each of the affected taxing jurisdictions, other
than school districts, in the same proportion that the ad valorem tax is distributed if the county
conservation account is insufficient to make the reimbursement. There is annually appropriated
from the Minnesota conservation fund under section
to the commissioner of revenue an
amount sufficient to make the reimbursement provided in this subdivision. If the amount available
in the Minnesota conservation fund is insufficient, the balance that is needed is appropriated
from the general fund.
History: 1980 c 566 s 10; 1984 c 593 s 41; 1985 c 300 s 26; 1986 c 398 art 28 s 4; 1986 c
444; 1987 c 396 art 7 s 4; 1988 c 719 art 5 s 84; 1989 c 329 art 13 s 20; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 2 s 11;
art 9 s 78; 1990 c 604 art 3 s 42; 1992 c 511 art 2 s 40; 1993 c 375 art 3 s 44