Paying Your Property Tax

St. Louis County provides the option to pay your property taxes in two installments according to the property's classification as well as provides for a variety of options for submitting your property tax payments.  If a due date falls on a weekend, the due date is extended to the following business day.  Your payment must be postmarked on or before the due date or penalties will apply.

Brandon Larson - Tax Division Manager 

Pay your Taxes Online and Property Tax Search           Mortgage/Deed Tax Calculator 

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By Mail

Your payment must be postmarked on or before the due date or penalties will apply.

Make Checks Payable to:  St. Louis County Auditor

Mail to:    
St. Louis County Auditor
St. Louis County Courthouse
100 N 5th Avenue West #214
Duluth, MN 55802 

Current property taxes can be paid by check or cash at the following locations:

St. Louis County Courthouse
100 N 5th Avenue West #214
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-2380

Service Center (auxiliary site)
1600 Miller Trunk Hwy, Suite E03
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 279-2520

Northland Office Building
307 S 1st St.
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 749-7104

Escrowed Your lending institution may be escrowing your taxes for you. This means that you are paying a portion of your property tax in every payment you make to them. Your tax money is kept in a special escrow account. The escrow agent is responsible for paying your property taxes by the due date.

If you aren't certain if your taxes are escrowed, contact your mortgage company or lending institution. 

You can pay your property taxes via MoneyGram.  This option is offered through Official Payments Corporation.  For MoneyGram payments, Customer will pay Official Payments a service Fee of $4.99 for each Payment Transaction for the following payment types:

Real Estate Tax (Use Receive Code 12030), Personal Property Tax (Use Receive Code 12031), and Mobile Home Property Tax (Use Receive Code 12032).

Click on the MoneyGram logo for more information: 

You can pay your property taxes with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card. This option is offered through Official Payments Corporation.

If you are paying prior year taxes, you must call (218) 726-2383 for a payoff amount.

Debit Card or Credit Card


Paying Property Taxes with Debit Cards or Credit Cards (All payments are processed through Official Payments Corp.).  When you click on the logo for your payment type, you will be directed to the Parcel Tax Lookup screen.  Look up the tax statement you are paying on, and click on the "Pay Balance Due" button to continue making your payment via debit or credit card:


Debit Card    VISA debit card logo 
MasterCard debit card logo
  When a VISA or MasterCard Debit Card is used for a tax payment, consumer will pay Official Payments a Service Fee of $3.95 for each Payment Transaction. 
E-Check    Electronic Check logo    Service fee is $1.95 per Payment Transaction. 
Credit Cards    VISA Credit Card logoAmerican Express Credit Card logo Discover Credit Card logo MasterCard credit card logo   For all Tax Payments when credit cards are used, customer will pay Official Payments a Service Fee of 2.50% of the payment amount for each Payment Transaction, with a minimum Service Fee of $3.95 for the following payment types:  Real Estate Tax, Personal Property Tax, and Mobile Home Property Tax. 

Instructions for Paying Property Taxes with Credit Cards

You will need to know:

  1. Your parcel number and the amount of your tax. This information is on your property tax statement.
  2. If your taxes are delinquent, you will need to contact the County Auditor at 218-726-2383 to obtain the correct amount to pay.

Official Payments Corporation will charge you a fee for this service.  



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