REMINDER: *IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE*

REMINDER:   *IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE*



ALL homestead applications must be received by December 16, 2019 to qualify for Homestead market value exclusion for taxes paid in 2020.

Applications received after that will not qualify for homestead until 2021 payable taxes.  This includes all homesteads: 

All Special Ag classifications had to re-apply in 2019

4,100 application renewals were mailed out in October – make sure to return yours.

Relative Homestead application renewals will be mailed soon.


This will affect your 2020 property taxes and eligibility for Property Tax Refund.

Have you purchased or moved into a property in the past year?

Contact your county assessor to file a homestead application if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as a homestead on or before December 1, 2019.

What is a qualifying relative?

For agricultural property, a qualifying relative includes the child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the

owner or owner’s spouse. For residential property a qualifying relative also includes the owner’s uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece.

When do I apply?

You must apply on or before December 15, 2019. Once homestead is granted, annual applications are not necessary unless they are requested by the county assessor.

Contact the assessor by December 15, 2019 if the use of the property you own or occupy as a qualifying relative has changed during the past year.

If you sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status.



Martin County Assessor’s Office

507-238-3210

Michael Sheplee

Martin County Assessor

Michael Sheplee, SAMA

Assessor, Martin County

201 Lake Avenue, Suite 226

Fairmont, MN  56031

P: 507.238.3278 | F: 507.238.4601

www.co.martin.mn.us

The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on February 25, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment

February 25, 2020


The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on February 25, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Martin County Commissioners Room, located on the first floor of the Courthouse, 201 Lake Avenue – Fairmont, MN. The following items will be on the agenda:

Variance Request from Jayden Garlick within Section 18 of Pleasant Prairie Township.Mr. Garlick is proposing to build a grain bin encroaching closer than the minimum required setback from the Ordinary High Water Level on South Creek and closer than the required setback to the rearyard setback in an “SL-1” Shoreland Special Protection District. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance requires a minimum setback of 200 feet from a lake/protected water and 75 feet from the rearyard setback in an “SL-1” Shoreland Special Protection District.

Variance Request from Eldon Potthoff within Section 18 of Lake Fremont Township. Mr. Potthoff is proposing to build two grain bins encroaching closer than the required setback from the centerline of the public right-of-way in an “A” Agricultural District. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance requires a 200 foot setback from the centerline of any public right-of-way for a new building site effective February 17, 2004 and one hundred and thirty (130) feet from the centerline of any public right-of-way for existing building sites constructed before February 17, 2004. Existing building sites cannot further encroach closer than the nearest present building from the centerline of the road provided greater than 130 feet from the centerline in an “A” Agricultural District.

Variance Request from Cody & Angie Toothaker within Section 5 of East Chain Township. The Toothakers would like to construct a dwelling closer than the required setback from a feedlot facility in an “A” Agricultural District. The Martin County Feedlot Ordinance requires a minimum of 1,320 feet from a feedlot facility to a dwelling other than the operator’s in an “A” Agricultural District.


Any persons interested in this public hearing are urged to attend the Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment meeting.


Pamela A. Flitter
Martin County Zoning Administrator




PLANTING, PLOWING & DRIVEWAYS IN COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY

PLANTING, PLOWING & DRIVEWAYS IN COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY


Please be advised that planting and plowing within the highway right-of-way as well as depositing field rocks is in violation of Minnesota Statute 160.27, as is removing, injuring or displacing right-of-way markers.

Also, all field and farm entrances built off a county roadway must have a permit from the Martin County Highway Department. If culvert is needed in entrances, it must be new corrugated metal pipe. Please call 507-235-3347 before building any field and farm entrances.

Violations of either of the above is a misdemeanor and may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties.

By Order Of:

Martin County Board of Commissioners

Martin County Highway Engineer

Martin County Attorney

Buffer Reminder!!

Martin County Buffers 4x5c 5

COUNTY SPOT SPRAYING FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS



COUNTY SPOT SPRAYING FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS

The Martin County Highway Department will soon begin spot spraying for noxious weeds in county road ditches. The weed spray the County uses is non-toxic to livestock. It is recommended to wait 14 days after spraying to allow the chemicals to work. Anyone wishing to maintain road ditches for hay crop must pick up small signs at the County Highway Department Shop in Fairmont or indicate on our County road map areas not to be sprayed. Please notify us each year of these areas. “No Spray” areas are the individual’s responsibility for keeping the ditches free of noxious weeds and should be mowed before thistles go to seed.

If you plan to harvest ditch hay to feed to livestock, it is your responsibility to either mark those ditches as “no spray” or to keep track of where you spread the manure from the livestock that is fed with that ditch hay.  The chemical that the county uses to spray thistles can have a residual effect on soybean crops in manure from an animal fed with sprayed ditch hay, even after the chemical passes through the livestock’s digestive track.  Anyone wishing to view the chemical’s product label should contact the Highway Department.


 Kevin Peyman, P.E.
 
Martin County Engineer

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