Auditor-Treasurer

  1. Chisago County Property Tax Penalty Waived Until July 15, 2020

    The Chisago County Board of Commissioners, in coordination with the County’s Auditor-Treasurer, took action to provide temporary relief to residents and businesses that have been impacted by the economic pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  2. Press Release - Tax Appeals

    In line with the state’s continued response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Minnesota Legislature has extended the time for filing real estate tax petitions with the Minnesota Tax Court to May 30, 2020. Read on...
  3. Doing Business with the Auditor/Treasurer's Office

    Keeping our community safe as well as employees during the Coronavirus Pandemic Read on...
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The Auditor-Treasurer’s Office is responsible for…

  • The financial records of the county including accounts payable, accounts receivable, preparation and publication of the County Financial Statement.
  • Administration and issuance of county auctioneer, precious metals, tobacco, beer, liquor licenses and firework permits
  • Collection of current and delinquent mobile home and real estate property taxes
  • Address changes/corrections to the tax system
  • Forfeiture of property and public auctions for those properties
  • Collection and distribution of mortgage registration (MRT), state deed (SDT) taxes
    • MRT is determined by a .0023 multiplier against the mortgage amount
    • SDT is determined by a .0033 multiplier against the purchase price unless the consideration is $3000 or less in which SDT is $1.65
  • Investments, bank account reconciliation and the mailing function for the county offices
  • The County Auditor-Treasurer also serves as the chief election official for the county, conducting all county and state elections including the responsibilities of voter registration, ballot layout and absentee voting