Penalties on Late Payments

If you pay your first half and/or second half property tax after the due date, Minnesota state law requires a penalty be added to your tax.  The later you pay, the greater the penalty you must pay.

TO AVOID A PENALTY, MAILED ENVELOPES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THE DUE DATE TO BE CONSIDERED PAID ON TIME.

The following table shows the penalty added if your property taxes due are not paid before the date shown:

  May 16thJun 1stJul 1stAug 1stSep 1stOct 1stOct 16thNov 1stNov 16thDec 1stJan 2nd
Residential Homestead                      
1st half 2% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8%   8% 10%
2nd half             2% 4%   5% 7%
Both unpaid             5% 6%   6.5% 8.5%
                       
Residential Non-Homestead                      
1st half 4% 8% 9% 10% 11% 12% 12% 12%   12% 14%
2nd half             4% 8%   9% 11%
Both unpaid             8% 10%   10.5% 12.5%
                       
                       
Agricultural Homestead                      
1st half 2% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 10%
2nd half                 2% 4% 6%
Both unpaid                 5% 6% 8%
                       
Agricultural Non-Homestead                      
1st half 4% 8% 9% 10% 11% 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 14%
2nd half                 4% 8% 10%

Both unpaid

                8% 10% 12%

 


The penalty rate on Personal Property and Mobile Homes is 8% on the first day the tax is unpaid.
On January 1, your taxes become delinquent and additional interest is added to your tax and penalty amounts.