Delinquent Property Taxes
Taxes become delinquent on January 1 of the year following the due dates. A penalty accrues beginning on the day after a due date, then increases monthly through the end of the year. Interest begins accruing on the unpaid amount, including the penalty, at a rate determined by the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue. The amounts change monthly as long as they remain unpaid. A judgment is entered against the property if they remain unpaid through April, and the forfeiture process is begun.
To find what is currently owed against your property, view this month’s delinquent list below, or contact the County Auditor’s Office, at 320-632-0137.
Payable 2020 and Prior Information Only
This department collects the improvement & repair cost for county ditches. This cost is assessed & divided to those property owners who benefit from the ditch.
Together with the Recorder’s office, we review deeds that come in for recording. We examine the deed & compare it to our records as well as check the property tax status.
Property Divisions & Combinations
To split a parcel, there are a few steps to follow:
First, you will want to begin this process with the Land Services department to inquire if it is possible. Next, to have our approval, we are required to follow State statute, and all property taxes must be paid in full on the parcel(s) to be split. A survey is required if the starting property is less than or creates a parcel less than 40 acres. The final step is at the Recorder's office, to have documents recorded. Note that if the split occurs within city limits, contact that city for their process. This is just an abbreviated version, further information & steps may be required.
To combine parcels, there are a few requirements & approval from Land Services is needed. Please fill out & submit the combination form.
Tax Forfeited Land
We highly recommend that you thoroughly research any tax forfeited parcels before purchase
Review the Notice for Potential Buyers
- All property is sold "as is" and may not conform to local building & zoning ordinances
- The County makes no warranty that the land is "build-able"
- All sales are final and no refunds or exchanges are permitted