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Dodge County Seat
Mantorville, Minnesota 55955  
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Locations

Property Tax Inquiry


IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX DATES AND DEADLINES:

Due Date  Tax Type 
January 2   Unpaid prior year taxes become delinquent
May 15   1st half Real Estate taxes due
  1st half Agricultural Land taxes due
August 31 1st half Mobile Home taxes due
October 15 2nd half Real Estate taxes due
November 15 2nd half Agricultural Land taxes due
  2nd half Mobile Home taxes due


If a due date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the effective due date moves to the next business date. 

YOU CAN PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES:

By Mail

Payments sent by mail must be postmarked on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalties. Payments must be in U.S. dollars by money order, cashier’s check or by personal bank check.  Please make checks payable to Dodge County and enclose the appropriate payment stub(s) from your tax statement(s). Pre-addressed envelopes are enclosed with your tax statements for your convenience.

The payment stub for the first half (or a full payment) can be found at the very bottom of your tax statement. The payment stub for the second half payment is located directly above the stub for the first half.

If pre-addressed envelopes are not available, please mail payments to:

Dodge County Finance
721 Main Street North, Dept. 45
Mantorville, MN  55955

In Person
Payments can be made at the Administration window on the main floor of the Dodge County Government Services Building, 721 Main Street North, Mantorville, Minnesota.

Payments must be in U.S. dollars by cash, money order, cashier’s check or by personal bank check.  Please make checks payable to Dodge County.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Phone: (507)635-6240

Online
Tax payments can be made online; you will need to provide your parcel identification number or your address.  Please click here  http://dodge.visualgov.com/ to proceed to the Dodge County Property Tax web page.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PROPERTY TAXES

Can I pay my taxes with a Credit Card?
I didn’t pay my taxes last year, now what do I do?
I just sold my property on a Contract for Deed, am I still responsible for the taxes?
I moved, what do I need to do to change my address?
I've lost or misplaced my property tax statement; can I obtain another copy of it?
If I pay my property taxes late, is there a penalty?
What if I purchase my property after the tax statements have already been mailed?
What is the Recycle Fee listed on line 13 of my tax statement?
When do taxes start incurring penalties and can the penalties be waived?
When will we receive our tax statements?
Where can I find an online tax statement to print off?
Why did my classification change from Homestead to Non-Homestead?
Why do I have to pay late fees if I didn’t receive my tax statement?
Why have I received a tax statement when my mortgage company should be paying the taxes?
Will I receive a reminder if I forget to pay my taxes by the due date?

Can I pay my taxes with a Credit Card?
Credit card payments are not accepted at the Administration window at this time; however credit card payments for property taxes are accepted online.  The “Pay Now” icon will only be displayed if you have a balance due.  The fee for using a credit card and all other debit cards is 2.75% of the amount of the payment. 

You will need the Property ID Number located in the upper left hand corner of the tax statement, your credit card number and its expiration date.

Dodge County property taxes can also be paid on-line prior to the tax due date via a withdrawal from your checking account. When completing the form for such payments, your check number will be requested. This number is used only for error checking of the account information you supply. Please provide the number on the check from which you are obtaining your bank routing and account information. Since the check number is used only for error checking, there is no need to "VOID" or discard the check.

A service fee of $2.00 will be charged for each e-check on-line payment transaction. If you are paying the property taxes for multiple parcels, you can batch them together and only be charged the $2.00 service fee one time for all parcels involved in that transaction.

Taxpayers using these services should plan on 1-2 business days for their payment to be received and posted. Have your tax statement and bank account information readily available before you begin making your payment.

At the completion of the transaction, you will see confirmation information on-line, and an e-mail will be sent to you with additional confirmation information.

The option to print your tax statement on-line requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC.  Click the following link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader:  https://get.adobe.com/reader/

System maintenance is done daily from 12:30 - 2:30 AM. Tax information will not be available during those hours. Periodically, the ability to pay tax on-line may be deactivated for maintenance. During these periods, the "Pay Now" icon will be missing while viewing parcel information.

Please click here (http://dodge.visualgov.com/) to proceed to the Dodge County Property Tax web page.

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I didn’t pay my taxes last year, now what do I do?
Option 1: Call the Finance Office at (507)635-6240 to find out the amount of past due taxes, the amount given will include late payment penalties and interest.

Option 2: Follow the same procedures you would for paying your taxes on-line, all tax calculations, including delinquent tax calculations, are up to date and listed on-line.

I just sold my property on a Contract for Deed, am I still responsible for the taxes?
Only the new contract holder will receive the annual property tax billing statement, but it is the responsibility of the seller/owner to monitor whether or not the taxes have been paid. 

I moved, what do I need to do to change my address?
If you do not receive your property tax statement in March, you may need to change where the County is sending the notice.  If you move or change your address – even temporarily – you must notify the County of the change.  The County does not forward this type of notification.  All undeliverable statements and notices are returned to us by the Post Office.

If you own multiple properties, check to make sure that your current mailing address is listed for each one.

Call, mail or email our Address Change Request form to the Land Records Department as soon as possible to update your address. Failing to provide a current address may cause delays or non-delivery of time sensitive tax statement and other critical property related mailings to property owners.

While no owner names can be changed in property tax records without the recording of a legal document, please provide taxpayer address changes as soon as possible, including addresses in care of other parties.

If you are relocating to Dodge County as a permanent resident and wish to register to vote, Click here to visit our Election/Voting Information link.

I've lost or misplaced my property tax statement; can I obtain another copy of it?
Tax information for the following Dodge County parcel types may be viewed on-line:

  • R – Real Estate
  • P – Personal Property
  • M – Manufactured Homes

Copies of your current tax statement are available online by visiting our Tax Statements Online page or by looking up your property via our Parcel Information search page.

Tax statements for the years starting in 2013 may be printed from the following Dodge County website: http://dodge.visualgov.com/, just enter a parcel number and choose the year from the drop-down menu.  To obtain a duplicate tax statement by mail, call (507)635-6240.

For tax statements prior to 2013 please contact the Finance Office at (507)635-6240.

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If I pay my property taxes late, is there a penalty?
If you pay your first half or second half property tax after the due dates, a penalty will be added to your tax. The later you pay the greater the penalty you must pay.

If an installment due date falls on a weekend, it is due the next business day.

What if I purchase my property after the tax statements have already been mailed?
Property Tax Statements are mailed out once a year. If you purchase property after the tax statements have already been mailed, you will NOT receive a tax statement from us. Instead, you will receive a courtesy letter stating the taxes due for the year. You will receive this letter regardless if your mortgage company is escrowing for your taxes and intend to pay them. If you would like to obtain a copy of the tax statement, contact the Finance Office. You will need to provide your parcel identification number or your address.

What is the Recycle Fee listed on line 13 of my tax statement?
This fee helps pay for operating costs of the county’s Recycling Center and for the pickup and transport from the ten county Recycling drop off sites.  

When do taxes start incurring penalties and can the penalties be waived?
If you pay your first or second half property tax after the due date, a penalty will be added to your taxes.  The later you pay, the greater the penalty.  Also, additional interest is charged once the payment remains past due on January 2nd of the following year.  See the back of tax statement for the penalty schedule and more information.  Penalties and interest rates are set by state statute.

When will we receive our tax statements?
Real Estate Tax Statements must be mailed by March 31st. Mobile Home Tax Statements are mailed out the end of July.

Where can I find an online tax statement to print off?
Printable Tax Statements can be found on the following page, you will need to provide your parcel identification number or your address.

http://dodge.visualgov.com/

Why did my classification change from Homestead to Non-Homestead?
All questions regarding classification or value can be directed to the Dodge County Land Records Department, (507)635-6245.

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Why do I have to pay late fees if I didn’t receive my tax statement?
Only one tax statement per parcel is mailed per year, statements are mailed by March 31st. A change in the ownership recorded after January 1 of the current year will not initiate the mailing of a new statement. The statement will be sent to the previous owner/or taxpayer.

If you paid off or refinanced your mortgage and were escrowing your tax payment, you are responsible for paying the taxes due. Failure to timely pay your taxes due to not receiving or having a tax statement will not forgive the imposition of penalty and interest.

If you have not received your tax statement(s) by April 10th on any year, please call (507)635-6240 and request a duplicate or look the information up on the following web page:

http://dodge.visualgov.com/

Why have I received a tax statement when my mortgage company should be paying the taxes?
A tax statement is always mailed to the property owner as required by state statute. Each mortgage company is also provided with the information needed to make tax payments.

Will I receive a reminder if I forget to pay my taxes by the due date?
No reminders are sent.  Tax statements are mailed once a year with payment stubs showing the due dates on them.


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