Property Tax Administration

Duties

Property tax administration duties include:

  • Calculations of property taxes
  • Documenting all land transfers for name and address maintenance
  • Special assessments
  • Splits and combines of properties
  • State deed and mortgage registry tax collected when filing documents
  • Tax increment financing

Property tax administration also includes the mailing of over 21,000 tax statements and TNT (Truth in Taxation) notices. The collection of all taxes, Real Estate, Personal Property, Manufactured Homes, Delinquent taxes and the tax forfeiture process.

About Property Taxes

Property taxes cover several major types of property - Real Estate, Personal Property and Manufactured Homes to name a few. After property is classified, calculations are performed by rules established by Minnesota State Statute, which are followed statewide. Levies are submitted to the Auditor-Treasurer's office and Tax Rates are determined. 

The tax rate is calculated against the value of the property and the amount of taxes and credits are determined for your property under the guidelines of the Minnesota State Statutes, again statewide. Special Assessments are added to your property tax and if your property classification (Commercial, Industrial, and Seasonal Recreation) determines you should have Minnesota State Tax, this is also added. 

See the Minnesota Department of Revenue website for more information and calculation methods used in the determination of your Property Tax.

Property Tax Rates

Statements

Tax statements for real estate and personal property are mailed once per year in March. Statements for manufactured homes are mailed in July. No second notice is sent.

If the 15th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the due date is the next regular business day.

Real Estate Due Dates

Taxes become past due after the due date.

Homes

  • First Half: May 15th (under $100, due in full)
  • Second Half Non-Farm: October 15th
  • Second Half Farm: November 15th

Manufactured Homes

  • First Half: August 31st (under $50, due in full)