How to Pay Your Property Taxes (2024)

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How to Pay Your Property Taxes

Quick Links: Payment Options - Property Tax Due Dates - Penalty for Late Payment of Property Taxes

Payment Options

ePay: Online or Phone

Tax payments can now be made online or by phone by electronic check, debit card or credit card.

The following Service fees apply to ePay payments:

Electronic Check - $2.00 per transaction
Visa Debit Cards - $4.00 per transaction
Other Debit Cards and Credit Cards – 2.4% of the payment amount, with a minimum service fee of $2.00

Cards Accepted:
How to Pay Your Property Taxes (2)

*No part of the service fee goes to the County*

How to Pay Your Property Taxes (3)Phone Payment – To make a payment by phone, please call 1(877) 690-3729. When prompted, enter jurisdiction code 2404. You will need to have your Parcel ID number to make a payment. The bill number is located on your payment stubs.

The Auditor-Treasurer’s office CANNOT take tax payments over the phone. You must use the approved third party payment processor by calling the number listed above.

How to Pay Your Property Taxes (4)Online Payment - Visit our eNoticesOnline Payment Center. You will need to have your Parcel ID # to make a payment. The Parcel ID # is located on your tax statement in the upper left corner under the Brown County logo, or on payment stubs.

To make an online payment, type your parcel number, including the R, P, or M; followed by the numeric code including the dots, in the search box and then click Search. For example: R000.000.000.00.000 or M00.0000.00000 or P00.00000

In Person

Brown County Courthouse (Map)

2nd floor, Room 206 14 South State Street New Ulm, MN 56073
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Brown County License Bureau (Map)

1900 North Franklin Street New Ulm, MN 56073
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

By Drop Box

The Courthouse drop box is are located in the Law Enforcement Center Parking Lot located at 15 North Washington Street, New Ulm, or you may utilize the drop box at in the parking lot of the License Bureauat 1900 North Franklin Street, New Ulm. Do not use CASH when making your payment.

By Mail

Brown County Auditor-Treasurer
PO Box 115
New Ulm, MN 56073-0115

Checks can be made payable to: Brown County Auditor-Treasurer

Your payment must be postmarked on or before the due date to avoid penalty. If your tax payment is past due, please contact the Auditor-Treasurer Office at (507) 233-6613 for actual payment amount.

Direct Payment Plan

With this convenient, hassle-free program, your property tax payment is automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. We offer quarterly, semi-annual or annual payment plans.

To enroll, send a completed Direct Pay Authorization Form to the Auditor-Treasurer Office at PO Box 115, New Ulm, MN 56073-0115.

  • Residential/ Agricultural/ Commercial Direct Pay Authorization Form (PDF)
  • Mobile Home Direct Pay Authorization Form (PDF)

If the due date falls on the weekend, your payment will be processed the next business day. Payment reminders will be sent by email 10 days prior to the debit. Authorization will remain in effect until you inform the Auditor-Treasurer Office that you wish to cancel. It is your responsibility to notify the Auditor-Treasurer office at (507) 233-6699 if you switch bank accounts or wish to add or delete parcels.

Escrowed

Your taxes may be included in your mortgage payment. If your statement indicates that you are escrowed, your tax amount has been forwarded to the escrow agent for collection. Please keep a copy of the tax statement for your reference. For more information, please contact your financial institution.

Want to go green with eNotices? Visit eNoticesOnline.com to register for paperless notices and statements. You can register all of your tax parcels to be accessed under a single login and continue to view past eNotices from year to year. Setting up your eNoticeOnline.com account is easy. Click this link for step by step instructions.

How to Pay Your Property Taxes (5)Email Alerts - Take advantage of this free service that will send you a reminder of tax due dates and other programs that may affect your property taxes. Sign up by e-mailing bctreasurer@co.brown.mn.us. Be sure to put EMAIL ALERTS in the subject line.

Property Tax Due Dates

Real Estate1st Half – May 15th2nd Half (Residential | Commercial) – October 16th
2nd Half (Agricultural) – November 15th
Personal PropertyFull payment – May 15th
Mobile Home1st Half – August 31st

2nd Half – November 15th

Penalty for Late Payment of Property Taxes

Property Type20232024
May 16June 1July 1Aug 1Sept 1Oct 1Oct 17Nov 1Nov 16Dec 1Jan 2
Homestead and Cabins
1st Half
2nd Half
Both Unpaid
2%4%5%6%7%8%
8%
2%
5%

8%
4%
6%

-
-
-

8%
5%
6.5%

10%
7%
85%
Agricultural Homestead
1st Half
2nd Half
Both Unpaid
2%4%5%6%7%8%8%8%
8%
2%
5%

8%
4%
6%

10%
6%
8%
Non-Homesteads
1st Half
2nd Half
Both Unpaid
4%8%9%10%11%12%
12%
4%
8%

12%
8%
10%

-
-
-

12%
9%
10.5%

14%
11%
12.5%
Agricultural Non-Homesteads
1st Half
2nd Half
Both Unpaid
4%8%9%10%11%12%12%
12%

12%
4%
8%

12%
8%
10%

14%
10%
12%
Personal Property8%8%8%8%8%8%8%8%8%8%8%
Manufactured Homes
1st Half
2nd Half
8%8%8%8%
8%
8%

8%
8%

8%
8%

Contact Auditor-Treasurer Office

General

Brown County Courthouse
14 S State Street
PO Box 115
New Ulm, MN 56073-0115

Located on the 2nd floor, Rm 206
Hours: 8 am – 4:30pm Weekdays

Telephone: (507) 233-6613
Fax: (507) 359-1430

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Telephone: (507) 233-6614

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