First half property taxes in Mower County are due Monday, May 17th. Mower County Auditor/Treasurer Scott Felten stated in a news release that normally the first half payment is due May 15th, however this year the 15th falls on Saturday so taxpayers have two extra days to make their payment. There is no other extension to pay and there is no penalty deferral period this year.
If you haven’t made your property tax payment yet, Felten stated that there are many payment options available, including in-person at the Mower County Government Center located at 201 First Street NE in Austin from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and you are asked to enter through the law enforcement center entrance. You can also make your payment by mail, as property tax payments mailed in must be postmarked on or before May 17, 2021 to be considered timely paid. You are asked to please include your payment stub from your property tax statement with your check. Taxpayers can also submit their payment via a drop box located just outside the law enforcement center entrance of the government center. The drop box is accessible 24 hours a day. You can also submit your payment online by providing your bank routing number and bank account number (“e-check”), or you can also use a debit or credit card. The county website link is: https://www.co.mower.mn.us/208/Property-Tax-Payment-Options.
Felten stated that taxpayers are responsible for payment of property taxes and this is not affected by failure to receive a tax statement for a parcel. If you did not receive a property tax statement, it is likely because your current address is not on file. Tax statements are not forwarded; they are returned to the Auditor-Treasurer’s office. Please contact the Mower County Auditor-Treasurer office at 507-437-9456 if this situation applies to you.