Request to Waive Property Tax Penalty Due to Late Payments
The Sibley County Board of Commissioners has approved a property tax hardship penalty waiver process due to COVID-19. The goal is to help property owners where:
the household primary wage earner has been laid off from work, or
business owners were ordered to close or drastically alter their business by Governor Walz
These qualifying residents and business owners may have the penalties associated with late payments waived until July 1st, 2020, for property taxes due on May 15th. The waiver does not change the amount of property tax that is due; your property tax statements still reflect the accurate amount of tax that you need to pay, but it can waive the penalty that will accrue.
All property owners interested in this penalty waiver must complete an application and submit it, along with supporting documentation, to the Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer to be considered. If you feel you meet the above criteria, and are not able to pay your property taxes that are due May 15th, please access the application HERE.
Applications will be reviewed to see if the application meets the standard requirements. If requirements are met, owners/residents will be notified that their application has been approved. If an application is denied, a denial letter will be emailed to the property owner(s).