Sibley County has several options for paying your property taxes. We encourage you to pay online or via mail if at all possible.
NOTE: Please include ALL tax statements (stubs) when making payments. The Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer's Office is not responsible for unpaid parcels. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to ensure all parcels are paid. Payments are posted individually with the parcel ID numbers that appear on the statement stubs.
Credit/Debit Card or Election Funds Transfer (E-Check) Payments
Property taxes payments can be made using a credit/debit card or checking/savings account information online or by phone. You will be charged a nominal fee for this service - 2.35% of the total amount or $1.50 minimum and $1.50 flat fee for e-check.
Pay online here. Any payments completed before midnight on the tax due date will be debited to that day's business.
To make payments by phone, please call our office at (507) 237-4070 during regular business hours or call (855) 414-3916 after hours.
You will need to know your Property ID and taxpayer numbers - these are found on your tax statement.
A payment made by electronic funds transfer (e-check) will be treated the same as a paper check for the purpose of applying the non-sufficient funds (NSF) charge when there are insufficient funds in your account to cover your e-check. Sibley County will assess a $30.00 NSF charge for all insufficient funds electronic payments. (MN Statute 604.113)
Use the return envelopes enclosed with your tax statement or mail to:
Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer
PO Box 51
Gaylord, MN 55334-0051
Your mailed payment must be postmarked by the due date or a penalty will apply. Be sure to affix proper postage.
Drop Box Payments
A locked drop box is located on the outside of the building at the west entrance of the Courthouse and can be used for dropping off your property tax payments. It is emptied each morning at 8:00a.m and will be checked several times throughout the day. Anything placed in the drop box before 8:00a.m. will be considered the previous day's business.
Direct Payment Plan
Sibley County’s Direct Payment Plan for Real Estate Taxes is free, dependable, and convenient. After you enroll, your checking or savings account is automatically debited the amount of your tax payment. For Real Estate, the debit takes place on May 15 and October 15 or November 15. For Mobile Homes, the debit takes place August 31 and November 15. If this date falls on a weekend, your account will be debited on the next business day.
You will receive a reminder notice at least one week prior to the debit. Please verify that it includes all your parcels and your correct account numbers. If any changes are needed, contact the Auditor-Treasurer's office immediately. It is your responsibility to notify the Auditor-Treasurer's office if you buy or sell any parcels or change your bank account information. You may enroll at any time, but it is requested that you sign up at least 3 weeks prior to a payment date.
For more information, contact the Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer's Office at 507-237-4070 or print the on-line sign-up form and return to our office.
Authorization will remain in effect until you notify the Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer's Office, in writing, that you wish to withdraw; or Sibley County requires termination and you are notified. (Failure to have sufficient funds on date of debit will result in inability to remain in program, and you will be accessed a $30.00 NSF fee.)
To have your property removed from the Direct Payment Plan, print the removal form, sign and return to the Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer's Office at least 3 weeks before payment is due.
Your lending institution may be escrowing your taxes for you. This means that you are paying a portion of your property tax in every mortgage payment you make to them. Your tax money is being kept in a special escrow account and the escrow agent at your mortgage company is responsible for paying your property taxes by the due date.
If you aren't certain if your property taxes are escrowed, please contact your mortgage company or lending institution.
If you are unable to pay your full amount due in one payment, you may make partial payments at any time and your payment will be applied to your tax bill. The total first half amount is still due by May 15 and the total second half amount by October 15 or November 15, but the penalty will accrue only on the unpaid balance.
All checks or electronic payments returned to Sibley County for non-sufficient funds (NSF) will be charged a $30.00 NSF fee (MN Statute 604.113).