Energy Efficiency Rebate
The City is encouraging residents to make their homes more energy efficient by upgrading insulation, appliances, and lighting with Xcel Energy’s rebate program.Link to page
Native Plant Rebate
Providing a wildflower-rich habitat is the most significant action you can take to support pollinators, which in turn supports the entire ecosystem. The program is available to all property owners in Northfield city limits with a Northfield utility account. The rebate is credited on your utility account. You can receive a 33% rebate of up to $75 on native plant purchases. Rebate amount will be $25, $50, or $75. Rebates are given on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding for the fiscal year is exhausted.Link to page
Property Tax Refund
If you're a Minnesota homeowner or renter, you may qualify for a Property Tax Refund. The refund provides property tax relief depending on your income and property taxes. This is through the Minnesota Department of Revenue.Link to page
Rain Barrel Rebate
The City of Northfield is encouraging property owners to capture and reuse stormwater by installing rain barrels. The program is available to all property owners in Northfield city limits with a Northfield utility account. A $20 rebate is credited on your utility account. You can claim up to 3 rebates per utility account.Link to page
Rain Garden Rebate
The purpose of Northfield’s Rain Garden Cost Share program is to reduce stormwater pollution and localized flooding by encouraging Northfield property owners to install rain gardens.Link to page
Water Conservation Rebate
The Water Conservation Rebate is an incentive for property owners to conserve water. Rebates are available for the cost of installing high efficient clothes washers, showerheads, toilets, valve toilets for commercial users and weather-based irrigation controllers.Link to page
Dakota County Soil & Water Conservation District
The Dakota County Soil & Water Conservation District offers several free, educational workshops on rain gardens, native gardens, and shoreline plantings every spring and early summer. These introductory workshops and hands-on design courses are open to anyone, regardless of which county you live in. Residents of Dakota County (including those who live in the very northern tip of the City of Northfield) are also eligible to apply for Landscaping for Clean Water Grants from the Dakota SWCD, which include on-site technical assistance and a $250 reimbursement.
Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District
The Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District offers different cost share/incentive programs to help reduce urban stormwater runoff. These programs are available to residents that live in the Rice County portion of Northfield.