Collecting Property Tax
Each taxing district within the county must certify a tax levy and special assessments to the auditor-treasurer. The auditor-treasurer tabulates all of these levies and special assessments and then calculates the amount of real estate, personal, and mobile home tax that will be paid by each property owner in the county based on the valuations certified by the county assessor and classifications established by the State of Minnesota. Upon completion of the calculation of the tax, statements are distributed to all taxpayers indicating the amount of tax due and the due date.
Real estate transactions for property located in the county are processed through the Public Service's Office. The office is responsible for collecting both deed and mortgage registry tax and handles changes made to the ownership of property. The Public Service's Office maintains the ownership records in the tax system on a daily basis. Nicollet County has nearly 16,000 tax parcels.
After each tax deadline, the public service department must reconcile all collections for accuracy and distribute to each taxing district their appropriate share of the taxes collected. State Statutes specify when these payments must be made.
After the beginning of the new year, the public services department publishes a list of delinquent taxes in the official paper of the county.
Nicollet County has several options for paying your property taxes. Select the one that works best for you. Please remember, Nicollet County does not accept credit card payments taken over the counter.