Pay Property Taxes

Need to pay your property taxes? Olmsted County offers convenient ways for you to pay your property taxes.

Keep in mind

  • Your Parcel ID number is required with any form of payment.
  • The Property Records and Licensing department is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
  • For after-hours payment, there is a secure drop box where you can leave your payment.
  • If you pay online, there is a 2.50% fee for credit card and $2.75 fee for e-check.

Before we get started 

A couple of notes on paying online:

  • Property taxes can be paid by credit card or e-check on the Olmsted County Property Information website.
  • The fee for this service is 2.50% for credit card and $2.75 for e-check.
  • Only current year taxes can be paid online.
  • To pay prior year delinquent taxes, please contact the Olmsted County Property Records and Licensing Department at 1-507-328-7636.

Gather your information 

On your property tax bill, locate your Parcel ID number (this is required with any form of payment).

Make sure you have time to complete 

This payment process will take about 10 minutes once you’ve gathered the required information identified in the step above.

Decide your payment option 

You can pay online with credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) with a 2.50% convenience fee or pay with eCheck with a $2.75 fee.

Make your payment 

Click the "Pay it online" button to begin.

Gather your information 

You will need:

  • Property Parcel ID Number
  • Access to your bank's online bankingapplication

Set up auto bill pay 

Go to your bank's online baking portal, or visit your banking location to set up an automatic bill pay for your property taxes.

  1. Add Olmsted County PRL to your list of bill payees.
  • Biller/Payee Name: Olmsted County PRL
  • Account Number: Parcel ID number from your tax statement (Only enter one account number. A new bill pay payment must be set up to make payments for any additional parcel.)
  • Amount Due: Payment due amount for the first or second half taxes from the tax statement.
  • Payee Address: PO Box 95, Rochester MN 55903

Complete the application 

Download, print, and completely fill out the application.

Submit the application 

There are three ways that you can submit the completed application:

  • You can email it: propertyweb@co.olmsted.mn.us Subject: ACH Property Tax Application
  • You can fax it: 507-328-7964
  • Or you can bring it to the PRL office.

Olmsted County
Property Records and Licensing
Property Tax Department
151 4th Street South East
Rochester, MN 55904

Receive a confirmation letter 

After we have processed your request, we will send you a letter (by U.S. Mail) that will let you know the date that the withdrawal will take place.

The ACH Automatic Withdrawal service remains in effect until you notify Olmsted County in writing that you want it stopped.

Locate your property tax bill 

You'll need to include the payment stub from your property tax bill with your payment.

Prepare your payment 

We accept check or money order for mailed payments. Make checks out to Olmsted County.

Mail your payment 

Mail your check or money order to us Attn: Property Records and Licensing Office at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page. Remember that you should never send cash in the mail. Keep in mind that it takes 5-7 business days for the US Postal Service to deliver mail to us.

Make sure to mail your payment at least 5-7 business days before your payment is due. We accept payments as on time if they're postmarked by the due date and we'll process your payment as soon as possible.

Before we get started 

A couple of notes on paying over the phone:

  • If paying delinquent taxes, please contact Olmsted County at 507 328-7636 for the most current dollar amount due.
  • You can pay current or delinquent tax payments with credit card or e-check. The fee for credit card usage is 2.50%. The fee for e-check usage is $2.75.

Gather your information 

On your property tax bill, locate your Parcel ID number (this is required with any form of payment).

Call 1-800-272-9829 

  • Provide Olmsted's County Jurisdiction number: 3336
  • Fee for credit card usage: 2.50%
  • Fee for e-check usage: $2.75

Read all these steps first! 

Because we are using physical distancing to help keep people safe, our process has changed.

Read the following instructions all the way through before you begin.

Locate your property tax bill 

You'll need to include the payment stub from your property tax bill with your payment.

Bring your payment 

We accept cash, check, money order and credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) for in person payments. Be prepared to pay a 2.50% convenience fee if you pay with a credit/debit card.

Pay at Olmsted County Government Center 

You have two options to pay:

  • Drop boxes: two property tax payment drop boxes are available at the Government Center
    1. Outside the Government Center for drive-up and drop-off (available year round)
    2. Main corridor near Property Records & Licensing Office, Government Center first floor (available during peak collection times).
  • In person: Walk in and pay property taxes at the Property Records & Licensing Office, Government Center first floor.

Come to the Government Center 

To minimize health risks, we ask that you bring no more than one guest along with you (and your guest should only be invited if necessary).

Come to:

Olmsted County Government Center
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street South East
Rochester, MN 55904

Remember to bring the information you gathered and payment for any fees.

We accept credit cards. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for all credit card payments We also accept cash and personal checks made payable to Olmsted County Vital Records.

For everyone's health and safety, when you arrive follow the posted directions. If you have questions, there will be staff available to direct you. When it is your turn, you will be called to the desk.

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