On Thursday, Oct. 15, the second half of real estate taxes are due in Dodge County. On Monday, Nov. 16, the second half of agricultural land taxes and the second half of mobile home taxes are due. These property taxes are normally due on Nov. 15 but that falls on a Sunday this year, so the effective date is moved to the next business date.
These dates are not being changed or extended in any way because of the pandemic, noted the county commissioners at their meeting Sept. 8. One neighboring county is extending the due dates for property taxes because of COVID 19, but that extension does not apply to property owners in Dodge County.
Property taxes can be paid in person at the Government Services Building, 721 Main St. N., Mantorville or by using the drop box on the left of the west-facing main entrance doors. Hours for the building are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Credit card payments are accepted for in-person payments, but there is a convenience fee assessed for this payment method.
Property owners may also pay by mail. The payment must be postmarked on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalties. Payments sent through the mail can be in U.S. dollars by money order, cashier’s check or by personal bank check. The instrument should be payable to Dodge County and should include the tax stub from the property’s tax statement. The mailing address is Dodge County Finance; 721 Main St. N., Dept 45; Mantorville, MN 55955.
Property owners may pay by phone by calling (507) 635-6240 or online by providing the parcel identification number or address and clicking on http://dodge.visualgov.com/
If the taxes are not paid on time, penalties are charged.
If you are unable to pay your property taxes on time because of financial difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, please pay your taxes as soon as you are able.
You may then apply to the county commissioners for an abatement of the penalty if, as the taxpayer, you feel the penalty should be forgiven or reduced because of extenuating circumstances.For more details, please access the Finance Department portion of the county website at https://www.co.dodge.mn.us/departments/adminstration/finance.php