Second-half real estate tax payments for properties in Douglas County are due on or before Tuesday, Oct. 15. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. that day, said Char Rosenow, auditor-treasurer for Douglas County. Those mailing their tax payment must have envelopes postmarked no later than Tuesday to avoid penalty.

Tax payments can also be dropped off at a tax payment drop box outside the building on the courthouse’s south side.

Douglas County also offers a direct payment program, where your tax payment will be automatically taken out of the account of your choice on the tax due date. Those opting for this program will receive a notification letter around two weeks prior to the tax due date.

To receive a direct payment form, print a copy of the direct payment plan at www.co.douglas.mn.us under I Want to/Forms and return it to the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 305 Eighth Ave. W., Alexandria, MN 56308.

For more information, call 320-762-3077.