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Sep 27, 2017

2013 City of Fairmont Housing Study
Local elected and public officials are often held responsible for conditions and circumstances over which they have limited control. This is particularly true of housing. Most of the housing units in Fairmont are privately owned and were constructed with private funds. On an increasing scale, however, the public is demanding that public officials control what happens in this largely private housing market by eliminating blight,...

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Sep 12, 2017

2015 Retail Trade Analysis Fairmont and Martin County (No Audio)
The Minnesota Department of Revenue releases sales tax information each spring for the year that ended about 15 months earlier. The latest information indicates that Fairmont’s taxable retail and service sales increased 9.8%1 between 2012 and 2015, reaching an estimated total of $98.75 million.

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Posted on:
Sep 12, 2017

2015 Retail Trade Analysis Fairmont and Martin County (Audio)
The Minnesota Department of Revenue releases sales tax information each spring for the year that ended about 15 months earlier. The latest information indicates that Fairmont’s taxable retail and service sales increased 9.8%1 between 2012 and 2015, reaching an estimated total of $98.75 million.

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Jun 09, 2017

Relocation Services
Fairmont is consistently ranked as one of the best cities for young families, with a cost of living that’s 13.5 percent less than the state average, with the 8th lowest median property tax rate in the state. The City of Lakes is considered the 13th best place to start a business in Minnesota.  If you or your family is planning on relocating to Fairmont or...

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Posted on:
Jun 09, 2017

Utility Rebates/Utilities
Fairmont’s city leaders believe it’s important to continue to expand its public utility infrastructure, which currently serve 4,800 residential customers, including 828 commercial and 12 industrial users. Governed by a five-member Public Utilities Commission, the utility also provides service to 200 rural customers. Fairmont’s Municipal Water System uses Budd Lake as its primary raw, with a storage capacity of over 5 million gallons. Wholesale electricity is...

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Posted on:
Jun 08, 2017

Building Codes
The Building Safety Department oversees all residential and commercial construction in the City of Fairmont in order to ensure MN State Building Code compliance. 

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Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Financial Assistance for Demolition of Blighted Properties
The City offers two programs to assist in the demolition of blighted properties.  One of the programs allows for the property owner to deed over the property to the City for future demolition and the other program offers assistance for demolition where the owner retains the lot after demolition. 

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Posted on:
May 10, 2017

Break Ground in Fairmont, MN
FAIRMONT, MINNESOTA features a shovel-ready certified industrial park which is accessible by plane, rail, and interstate travel. Home to five lakes and over 880 businesses, Fairmont is not only business-friendly but family-friendly, with over 500 acres of parkland – featuring an aquatic park, dog park, two 18-hole golf courses and much more. Fairmont is a great place to raise a family and grow a business.

Category: Business, Property Tax