Sibley County has several options for paying your property taxes. We encourage you to pay online or via mail if at all possible.
"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. With historic unemployment and numerous businesses ordered to close or modify operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sibley County leaders agreed that there was a need to provide some form of relief to individual taxpayers experiencing layoffs and small businesses that were ordered to close.
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).
Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are not currently open to the public for tax payments. However, you may pay using the following options:
This Office Accepts Partial Payments: If you are unable to pay your full amount due in one payment, you may make partial payments at any time and your payment will be applied to your tax bill. The total first half amount is still due by May 15 and the total second half amount in the fall (Oct or Nov 15), but the penalty will accrue only on the unpaid balance.
NOTICE: Please include ALL tax statements (stubs) when making payments. We are not responsible for omitted properties if you do not bring in your statements. Payments are posted individually with the parcel ID numbers that appear on the statement stubs.