Property Tax Information
The Auditor/Treasurer's Office handles the calculating, billing and collection of all property taxes. The department also handles other property items such as
- Property combinations and splits
- Documenting all land transfers for name and address maintenance
- Special assessments
- Tax forfeiture process
- Settlement of collected tax dollars to the local units of government
When will my statement be sent?
- Real Estate - by March 31st each year
- Mobile Home - by July 15th each year
Statements will also be available online approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the mailing date.
The statement is your ONLY notification. There are 2 stubs at the bottom with due dates for 1st and 2nd half taxes. Pay by the due date to avoid penalty.
Postmark is accepted but it MUST be postmarked on or before the due date. If paying near the due date, we HIGHLY recommend taking your payment to the post office and ask to have it postmarked by the postmaster.
I didn't get my tax statement
Tax statements are mailed annually to the property owner as of mid-February. If you purchased your property after this time, you will not receive a statement. It is the responsibility of every owner to know when taxes are due regardless of whether they received a statement or not.
Statements are always available online and can be downloaded for convenience. You may also contact our office for a copy at any time. Please confirm that we have your correct mailing address as well.
I paid off my mortgage, how do I pay my taxes?
Tax statements are mailed annually to the property owner regardless of mortgage/escrow status. It is the responsibility of the property owner to know if they should pay the tax or if it will be paid by the mortgage company. There are 2 stubs at the bottom of the statement to be used when mailing in your payment.
Moving or Selling a Mobile Home?
If you are planning to move or sell your mobile home, you must have a Tax Release Letter signed by the Chisago County Auditor-Treasurer stating there are no taxes owing on the mobile home. You must provide a current title with the sellers name prior to the letter being issued.
The Certificate of Title must be accompanied by the Tax Release Letter at any Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicle office when making the transfer. The closest location is the Chisago City DMV.