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First-half property tax payments due May 15

The first-half real estate tax payments in Douglas County are due on or before Tuesday, May 15.

Payments can be made in-person at the Douglas County Courthouse until 4:30 p.m. May 15. The county has installed a tax payment drop box on the south side of the courthouse, outside the building.

Those who are mailing their tax payments must have them postmarked no later than May 15 to avoid paying a penalty, according to Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer Char Rosenow.

The county also offers a direct payment plan, where tax payments are automatically taken out of the account of the person's choice on the date taxes are due. Notification letters will be sent about two weeks prior to that date.

Copies of the direct payment plan are on the county's website at, under "I Want To/Forms." The form can be completed and mailed to the Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer's Office at 305 8th Ave. W., Alexandria, MN 56308.

For more information, call 320-762-3077.