Sherburne County Auditor/Treasurer Diane Arnold would like to remind taxpayers that the first half of their Real Estate taxes for 2020 are due on or before May 15th. Postmarks are due on or before the 15th, but a Penalty will be assessed after that date.
Please note that most Post Offices now use a servicing center so mail is not being postmarked until two to three days after pick up so please plan accordingly as by Statute we must go by the postmark for penalty.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic – Our office is CLOSED for face-to-face transactions until May 19th. We will be offering appointments for limited services. Please email or call our office if you need an appointment.
Our County Commissioners have approved of reducing the penalty amount charged to 1% from May 16 to June 30th after that date the penalty goes to 2% for the month of July.
This does not include Utility nor Personal Property parcels.
The Auditor / Treasurer Department is responsible for billing and collecting all property taxes. The department calculates tax rates and prepares tax information, tax statements and "truth in taxation" notices. It keeps records of all taxing district levies (towns, cities, schools, etc.) tax collections and unpaid taxes.
The department takes judgments on unpaid property tax parcels, administers forfeiture proceedings for unpaid taxes, and uses revenue recapture as a collection method, according to statute.