Property tax payment options

Property Taxes are due on May 15 and October 15. If that date falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes are due on the next business day.

Make it easy on yourself and pay current or prior year tax payments online! It's much more convenient with our automated online e-check, direct debit, credit or debit card services. We still offer conventional payment methods, too.

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E-check

Using our e-check saves postage and mailing hassles. It provides a one-time payment of taxes directly from your checking or savings account.

This is a no cost, fully automated electronic payment system which allows you to pay your taxes over the Internet. Please make sure that e-checks are allowed on the account that you are supplying information for before you submit payment.

You enter your checking or saving account and payment information and we send it to our financial institution which then processes the payment through the banking system exactly like your paper check.

Additional information

  • Your tax payment is postmarked the date you submit it online.
  • Current payments can be viewed online within the next three business days. Bank posting may take a day or two longer.
  • To pay your property tax using e-check, you must enter your property ID number (PID) — the 13-digit number on your property tax statement, or available on our property information search.

For additional information read our e-check frequently asked questions (PDF).

Direct debit

Direct debit payment allows you to sign up to have your property tax payments automatically withdrawn twice a year from your checking or savings account on a recurring basis. We do not offer a quarterly or monthly withdrawals.

Sign up

Complete the direct debit enrollment form (PDF) online (or print and complete it by hand), sign and mail it to the address listed on the form. To compete the form you will need:

  • The 13-digit property ID number
  • Your saving or checking account information (account and routing/transit number)
  • Submit the form during open enrollment – May 21 – September 30 or October 21 – April 30
    • Applications are not accepted during May 1 - 20 and October 1 – 20

By submitting the signed form you agree to the terms and conditions printed on the form, including:

  • Payments are normally withdrawn on May 15 and October 15. If these dates fall on a weekend, payment will be debited from your account within the next three business days.
  • Your bank statement will be your record of payment.
  • Participation remains in effect unless we receive a written request to cancel.
  • Hennepin County reserves the right to terminate the direct payment status if the parcel reflects a property combination or division, tax adjustment, tax court petition in process, or if any attempt to debit your account is rejected by your financial institution.

Cancellation

Send written cancellation at least three weeks prior to tax due date (to avoid payment being withdrawn) to: 

Hennepin County Taxpayer Services
Attn: Program Enrollment
A-600 Government Center
300 S 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0060

Credit or debit card

Property taxes may be paid with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit cards or with Visa or MasterCard debit cards through Paymentus Corporation.

There are fees associated with using credit or debit cards.

Get started

Use the Paymentus website or their automated phone system at 1-877-626-0017 to make a payment.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Why does Hennepin County charge a fee for credit card transactions?

A. The fees are charged by the company we use to handle credit card transactions. Hennepin County does not charge a fee nor does it receive any of the fee amounts charged to you.

Q. Why doesn't Hennepin County handle their own credit card transactions and eliminate the fee?

A. Minnesota Statute allows the counties to accept credit cards for payment of real-estate taxes but specifies that any fees charged by the credit card companies must be passed on to the taxpayer and not paid by the county.

Q. I don't have to pay a fee when I use my credit card anywhere else. Why do I have to now?

A. There is always a fee charged by the credit card company, for the "loaning" of the money for 30 days. In private industry the merchant pays the fee but is able to recover the cost by increasing the price of their products.

Q. If Hennepin County doesn't receive the fee amounts, who does?

A. The fee that is paid is divided between the credit card company and the third party (Paymentus in this instance). The county only gets the property tax payment. We receive none of the convenience fee.

Q. Then why offer this service?

A. This is a service that taxpayers have requested for several years. Since we are prohibited from paying the fee, the only way we can offer credit cards as a payment option is to go through a third party.

Q. Are there any other payment options I can use that don't charge a fee?

A. There are no fees associated with our other payment options.

Conventional payment methods

  • Escrow — property taxes may be included as part of your mortgage payment. We send payment information to your mortgage company or lending institution and a copy to you. Contact your mortgage company or lending institution with questions about escrow.
  • In person — pay with cash or check at any Hennepin County Service Center or on the sixth floor of the Hennepin County Government Center.
  • Mail — payment must be postmarked on or before due date, otherwise penalties will apply. Make your checks payable to the Hennepin County Treasurer and mail to:

Hennepin County Treasurer
A-600 Government Center
300 S 6th Street
Minneapolis MN 55487-0060

Previous year tax information

Types of information

Generic

This information is commonly used for records purposes and for filing tax.

  •  Includes items such as what was due and paid for a year; if the total due included any special assessments; if refunds were issued
  • $1 - per year, per property ID requested (i.e. $1 for 2008 or $10 for 2000-2009)

Specific payment

Request which of the following payment data you would like.

  • Date of payment
  • Payment amount
  • Payment type
  • Who made the payment
  • Allocation of payment - if the payment was late
  • $15 - per payment made, per property ID requested

How to request and pay

Option 1

In person at the Property tax information office listed on the top right. Pay with cash or check made payable to Hennepin County Treasurer.

Option 2

By mail - mail a check and the following items to the address listed on the top right:

  • Property ID(s) being requested
  • List the years of information you want for that property
  • Whether you want generic information or which specific payment information you want
  • Your name and address for where we should mail this request
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope (for return of the information to you)
  • Check made payable to Hennepin County Treasurer

Additional information

  • In person requests for more than five years ago could take more than 30 minutes to generate.
  • Mail requests are generally filled within a few days.
  • We do not provide copies of the checks to anyone other than the person who issued the payment.
  • This information is not currently available online.

 

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