Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer Char Rosenow has issued a reminder to property owners that first half real estate tax payments are due on or before Monday, May 16.

Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16. If mailing your tax payment, envelopes must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2016 to avoid penalty. Douglas County has installed a tax payment drop box outside the building on the south side of the Courthouse. Tax payments may be dropped off there.

Douglas County also offers an ACH direct payment plan. With this program, your tax payment will be automatically taken out of the account of your choice on the tax due date. You will get a notification letter around two weeks prior to the tax due date.

To receive an ACH form, print a copy of the Direct Payment Plan, found on the website at 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 regarding payment of your real estate taxes, contact the Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer’s office at (320) 762-3077.