Property taxes for the first half of 2013 are due Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Dakota and Rice counties.
According to state law, the county will assess a penalty for late payments. The penalty depends on the tax amount, property classification and when the payment is made. Penalties are listed on the back of property tax statements that were sent to residents earlier this year.
Property taxes can be paid online, by phone or by mail. Mailed payments must be postmarked by midnight Oct. 15 to be considered timely. Payments can also be made in person at the following times and locations:
- 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Property Taxation & Records Office at Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings
- 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the service desk at Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
- 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the service desk at Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul
For more information, call the Dakota County Property Information line at 651-438-4576 or visit dakotacounty.us and search pay property taxes.
Payments may be mailed or paid in person at the Rice County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office in the Rice County Government Services Building located at 320 Third Street N.W. in Faribault or at the Northfield Satellite Office located in Northfield City Hall at 801 Washington Street in Northfield.
Payments may also be made online at www.co.rice.mn.us or by phone by calling 1-800-2PAYTAX using jurisdiction code 3321. A convenience fee will be applied to your payment for this service.
Quarterly or semiannual automatic payment options are now available. Upon completion and submission of the form found on the Rice County website (www.co.rice.mn.us), the Rice County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office will automatically deduct your tax payment from your account on the prescribed dates for the plan in which you enroll.
(Mike Schoemer contributed to this story.)