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MHFA also has a “Step-Up” program which provides the same mortgage opportunities as the “Start-Up” program but funds are used to refinance the home you currently own or allows you to purchase a home even if you owned one less than 3 years ago. You do have to use a lender who is MHFA approved. Minnesota Housing Agency
-“Emergency and/or Accessibility” rehab program for income- qualified homeowners AND -“Rehab Loan” program for very low income homebuyers
Anoka County funds its own housing rehab program for low/fixed income homeowners. This program is available to all county residents except in the City of Coon Rapids which Coon Rapids runs its own housing rehab program. As with the state’s program, completed rehab work will result in a deferred, no interest loan/lien being placed against the homeowner’s property.
-Stepping Stone Emergency Housing for female and male adults (18 and older) - 763-323-7006-Alexandra House, Inc. (battered women’s shelter) - 763-780-2330-Family Promise of Anoka County (shelter for up to 4 families with kids) - 763-568-7365
-The Metro Area Hotline provides shelter info for the Twin Cities metro area: 1-888-234-1329
ICSolutions is the inmate phone system vendor. Inmates may purchase a phone card from canteen to make calls or make prepaid deposits via the web at icsdeposits.com. You may also make prepaid deposits by calling 1-888-888-8413. In order to make a deposit, you will need to know the facility where the inmate is housed, the inmate's name, and ID number.
Another legal remedy that does not result in the vulnerable adult being placed under guardianship or conservatorship is an action for injunctive relief, where the petitioner requests a court order requiring a party to do or refrain from doing a particular action that is harmful to the vulnerable adult. These legal actions may be brought by attorneys in the County Attorney’s Office’s Protective Services Unit, as part if their responsibility under the Vulnerable Adults Act.
If a finding is made of maltreatment of a vulnerable adult, the perpetrator of the maltreatment will be disqualified from employment working with vulnerable adults or children. The perpetrator could be liable for civil damages in a private lawsuit.
In a criminal proceeding, action can be taken by the State against a person charged with financial exploitation, criminal neglect, or abuse of a vulnerable adult. These matters would be handled in the Criminal Division of the County Attorney’s Office.
Regardless of whether the petition is filed by the County Attorney’s Office, a private attorney or a pro se party, the county Social Services department becomes involved, since the court is required to appoint a court visitor, usually a county social worker, to visit the proposed ward/conservatee and file a report and recommendation with the court.
Citizens who suspect that a vulnerable adult is being neglected, abused, or financially exploited should report the matter to law enforcement, and make a report to the county Adult Protection office (for Anoka County, call (763) 422-7168). Abuse or neglect may be at the hands of a family member who has accepted the responsibility to provide care for the vulnerable adult, or at the hands of a professional caregiver who cares for the vulnerable adult. A not uncommon example of financial exploitation involves an unemployed adult child living with an elderly, mentally or physically impaired parent, who uses the parent’s money for the child’s own purposes, such as to feed a drug or alcohol addiction, while failing to pay the necessary expenses of the parent.
For a mentally ill or developmentally disabled person, it must be demonstrated by recent behavior that the person’s mental illness or developmental disability poses a substantial likelihood of physical harm to self or others. The person must have recently caused or threatened to cause physical harm to self or others, or caused significant damage to substantial property, or demonstrated failure or inability to provide necessary food, clothing, shelter or medical care. Failure to take psychiatric medication or exhibition of the symptoms of mental illness or developmental delay is not enough alone to petition for court-ordered treatment without the showing of danger to self or others.
For chemical dependency:
For a chemically dependent person, it must be demonstrated by recent behavior that the person’s habitual and excessive use of alcohol, drugs, or other mind-altering substances causes the person to be incapable of self-management or management of personal affairs, and that it poses a substantial likelihood of physical harm to self or others. The person must have recently caused or threatened to cause physical harm to self or others, or evidenced recent serious health problems related to the chemical use, or demonstrated failure to provide necessary food, clothing, shelter or medical care. A pregnant woman can be committed if during her pregnancy she has engaged in habitual or excessive use, for a non-medical purpose, of any of the following controlled substances or their derivatives: cocaine, heroin, phencyclidine, methamphetamine or amphetamine.
For a sexually dangerous person, or sexual psychopathic personality:
Pre-petition screening is not required for these petitions. The respondents in these cases are often referred to the County Attorney’s Office for possible civil commitment by the Department of Corrections. Most often, but not always, the persons have been serving a prison sentence for a sexual misconduct crime. To be committed as a sexually dangerous person or a sexual psychopathic personality, it must be proven that the person has engaged in a course of (multiple incidences of) harmful sexual conduct in the past, and that it is highly likely that without court-ordered treatment, the person will engage in harmful sexual conduct in the future. If committed, the person is committed on an indeterminate basis to a secure, locked facility that specializes in treatment of sex offenders.
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Automatic withdrawals: Some parents may pay their support by automatic-recurring withdrawal.
Online Payments: Parents can make payments using Minnesota Child Support Online (MCSO) at www.dhs.state.mn.us Payments are made from their checking or savings account to the Minnesota Child Support Payment Center through a secure online application.
Mail: Parents may pay their support by check, cashier's check or money order. Parents must identify their payments to ensure that they get credit for them and the payments are applied to the correct case. Parents should include their name on the payment and at least one number, such as: •Child support case number •Participant number (also called MCI number) •Social Security number
Do not send cash. Do not send payments to the other parent directly.
Make checks payable to: Minnesota Child Support Payment Center
Send payments to: Minnesota Child Support Payment Center P.O. Box 64326 St. Paul, MN 55164-0326
Processing time: Payments received at the Child Support Payment Center on Friday, Saturday or Sunday are issued the following Monday. Payments received the day before state holidays are issued the next business day.
Some applicants may still need a paper application, including individuals over 65, individuals on Medicare, or individuals applying for Long Term Care or Group Residential Housing. To apply for one of those applications, call or stop by an Anoka County Human Service Center and ask for a paper application. Fill out the application, attach the verification required and return it to either Human Service Center (Anoka or Blaine). The application can be returned by mail. For more information, call 763-422-7200.
Minnesota State ID cards, Military ID cards and Driver's License and ID cards from another state are acceptable if accompanied by secondary identification. For more information on Primary or Secondary Identification, please visit our Passport page.
Park rules and ordinances are available for review at this link: Park Ordinances
The difference between the tax calculated on agricultural market value and the actual market value is deferred until the property is sold or no longer qualifies for the program.
When the property is sold, or no longer qualifies, the deferred tax may be due for three years, on the part sold or no longer qualifying.
If the assessor is not notified within 30 days that the property has been sold or is no longer being used as a primary place of residence, the homestead will be removed and penalties will be imposed.Falsifying a homestead is punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year or payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
Currently we do not have an online statement that can be printed. If you are using the information to file for a property tax refund using the M1PR form, you can access the information that the State of Minnesota will need by clicking on the Property Information link on our home page and accessing the parcel’s property information. The summary page shows the tax amounts near the bottom of the page labeled Tax Amounts for M1PR. If you would like a full duplicate tax statement, you can call 763-323-5400 and request a duplicate be sent to you.
You can also pay by check at any of the Anoka County License Centers. (Note: The Deputy Registrar's office in Circle Pines does not accept property tax payments.)
The taxes for Personal Property located on leased government-owned land may be paid in two installments which are due at the same time as real estate property taxes, and which are subject to the same penalty schedule and penalty rates as real estate property taxes. All other Personal Property taxes are due in full on or before May 15, 20XX.
If an installment due date falls on a weekend, it is due the next business day. View the penalty table.
The "Truth in Taxation Notice" (TNT) also known as the "Notice of Proposed Taxes" is mailed in mid-November each year. The notice estimates the property tax you will pay in the following year if the taxing jurisdictions approve the budget amounts they are considering. Property owners are invited to attend meetings held by the local units of government to express their opinions on local budgets.This is not the meeting to discuss your taxable market value.
For special assessments, any taxing authority making a special assessment may defer the payment if it is determined that the payment would pose a hardship. This deferral of payment or special assessments ends when any of the following is true: a) the death of the owner, unless the spouse is still eligible, b) the sale, transfer or subdivision of the property or any part thereof, c) if the property no longer qualifies for homestead status, or d) the taxing authority determines that a hardship no longer exists. At the end of the deferment, all special assessment amounts plus interest and penalties, if any, shall become due.This form must be submitted to the taxing authority assessing the specials prior to the approval of the assessment by the taxing authority. If a deferment is granted, the County Auditor must record the application for deferment showing the amount deferred and the amount of interest, if any, that will be due at the end of the deferment.
The Assessor also determines the classification or use of each parcel. For instance, property may be residential homestead (owner-occupied), residential non-homestead, agricultural, or commercial. Each classification is taxed at a different percentage of market value. These percentages are set by the State Legislature.
In other words, Market Value equals the price that would prevail under competitive, open market conditions.
Minnesota Statute 273.08 requires that the Assessor is responsible to review every parcel under his/her jurisdiction at least once every five years to make sure that the information used to establish market values is accurate and up to date. The appraisal interval may be shorter due to review appraisals requested by the homeowner, ongoing new construction, or if the appraiser feels there may be an error in the property information for a particular property. All new construction, alterations or improvements will be viewed in the current year.
The appraiser gathers information on all characteristics of the property that affect market value, such as size, age, quality, basement finish and extra features, such as fireplaces, extra baths, walkouts, etc.
The property characteristics are entered into a computerized system. The computer aids the Assessor in estimating the property value. Information from actual sales is used to update your market value. The market value estimated by the Assessor should be at, or very close to, the amount the property would sell for if placed on the open market. The State Board of Equalization requires the overall level of assessment to be between 90% and 105% of market value.
Each year the Assessor analyzes actual sales of property in each community. Preceding the January 2nd assessment date, sales in a 12 month time period (October 1st to September 30th) are reviewed to determine what properties have sold for on the open market. These sales are used as a guide to help determine “what similar properties would likely sell for” if they were placed on the market.
NotificationA Value Notice is mailed around mid-March each year to each property owner. The assessment on January 2 forms the basis for the following year's tax. That is, the value and classification on January 2, of the current year is used to calculate the next year’s taxes.
Candidates interested in working for Anoka County must complete extensive testing and a background investigation through the Sheriff's Office.
If you believe you are eligible for VA disability compensation and wish to apply, visit the Anoka County Veteran Services Office for assistance.
If you believe you are eligible for these benefits and wish to apply, visit the Anoka County Veteran Services Office for assistance.
For all information about Veterans Identification Cards (what it is, how to get one, what to do if lost or stolen, when it can be used, etc.)
Veterans requiring nursing home care for a service-connected condition or a veteran rated 70% or more have mandatory eligibility for admission to Extended Care Services; and, those veterans are eligible to have indefinite care provided to them in the VA or in a VA contracted nursing home.
Visit the Anoka County Veteran Services Office for assistance.
If you are enrolled in VA health care, you have coverage under the standards of the health care law.
If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time to have coverage under the standards of the health care law. The health care law does not change VA benefits or out-of-pocket costs.
For assistance in applying for VA health care visit the Anoka County Veteran Services Office.