Kanabec County Auditor-Treasurer's Office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. Our office staff are still manning the phones and email if you wish to contact us.
Property taxes are still due May 15, 2020. Please mail your payments in the envelopes provided with your statement, or pay them on-line using the link below.
Kanabec County Board Reduces Penalty on Late Property Taxes
In a move designed to provide property tax relief for businesses and property owners struggling during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners approved a reduced penalty for property taxes due May 15, 2020. The action came at a county board meeting held on April 21.
The resolution (Resolution #14 – 4/21/20) does not change the due date for property taxes, but it does reduce the penalty for first-half taxes paid late. If first-half taxes are paid by June 30, 2020 the penalty is 1%. For first-half taxes paid by July 31, 2020 the penalty is 2%. After July 31, 2020, the regular penalty applies. The regular penalty varies by property type and increases with the length of delay. For example, residential property taxes not paid after July 31, 2020 have a 5% penalty and commercial / industrial property taxes paid after July 31, 2020 have a 9% penalty.
The resolution does not change the due date of the 2nd half property taxes which is October 15, 2020.
Property taxes are a major source funding for school districts, cities and townships, counties and special taxing districts. Many services are funded by these revenues including public schools, fire stations, police protection, streets, libraries and much more.
The County Auditor/Treasurer's Office mails out one tax statement per year. Tax statements for real and personal property are mailed by March 31. Tax statements for mobile home property are mailed by July 15. The statement includes a tear off stub for both the first and second half payments. No reminder notice is sent out for the second half.
The tax statement is sent to the taxpayer of record as of January 2 of that year. If you purchase a property during the course of the year, you are responsible for obtaining a copy of the statement from the seller, or from the County Auditor/Treasure's Office. The County Auditor/Treasurer's Office does not send out an additional copy due to a sale of property.
You may obtain property tax information and pay your property taxes on-line by clicking here.
Minnesota Property Tax Refund Program
The State of Minnesota offers a Property Tax Refund Program for those who qualify. This program is run through the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Please click on the link to obtain information regarding eligibility requirements and how to apply. The local county offices do not administer, nor do we have access to your property tax refund.