Auditor-Treasurer

Property tax payments


Due to the Isanti County Government Center being closed to the public, at this time we will only be able to accept tax payments through the website and by U.S. mail.

To make a payment:

  • Pay Online: credit card or echeck
  • Mail to: 555 18th Ave SW, Cambridge MN, 55008

If you need assistance:

Property Tax Penalty Abatement


The Isanti County Board of Commissioners agreed May 6th to allow certain property owners additional time to pay the first half of their 2020 property tax without penalty due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, and the financial impact it has placed on many businesses and homeowners in Isanti County.

Eligible Properties

The Isanti County Board authorized the Isanti County Auditor-Treasurer to abate penalty for late payment of first half property taxes payable in 2020 subject to all of the following requirements:

  1. The taxpayer pays the entire first half installment of 2020 property taxes due on May 15, 2020 in full by June 30, 2020.
  2. The taxpayer submits a completed “Application for Property Tax Penalty or Interest Waiver” to the Isanti County Auditor-Treasurer by June 30, 2020.
  3. The property owner does not escrow the property taxes through a lending company, bank, or other third party entity as identified in the Isanti County property tax records.
  4. The property is not state-assessed property such as utility or railroad property.

All late payments of first half property taxes payable in 2020 that do not meet all of the above requirements will follow the penalty schedule prescribed by statute for late payment of property taxes.

Additionally, Isanti County Board of Commissioners encourages all property taxpayers with the financial ability to pay property taxes due on May 15, 2020 to pay by the due date as timely payment supports the critical county, school, township, and city responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application

In order to be eligible for the penalty abatement, taxpayers must complete the Penalty-Interest Waiver Application and return it to the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office no later than June 30, 2020.

To submit application:

Mail to: 555 18th Ave SW, Cambridge, MN, 55008 (along with 1st Half 2020 Tax Payment)

or 

Email to: propertytax@co.isanti.mn.us by clicking the "Submit Application" button found on the application.

To view the Board Resolution in its entirety, click here.

If property owners have questions about the abatement of penalty, they should call 763-689-1644 or email propertytax@co.isanti.mn.us.

Functions of the Auditor-Treasurer

Property Tax

Property tax responsibilities include maintaining property tax rolls through recorded transfers, splits and combines of properties; the calculation and collection of property taxes, special assessments, and the appropriation of tax receipts to local units of government; the tax forfeiture process; and collection of mortgage registration tax and state deed tax.

The Auditor-Treasurer’s Office does not assess values or assign classifications on property. For assistance with either of these, please check with the Assessor’s Office. Also, although taxes on property transfers are collected by the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, the actual recording of documents is done by the Recorder’s Office.

Finance

Financial responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, investment of County funds, and preparation of the County payroll and County financial statements.

Elections

This office serves as the chief election official for the County, conducting all Federal, County and State elections including the responsibilities of voter registration, ballot layout and absentee voting.

Driver’s Licenses, Permits, & Identification Cards

As an issuing agent for the State of Minnesota, our office processes applications for Driver’s Licenses, Instruction Permits, and Identification Cards (IDs). We are unable to administer Driver’s License testing or collect reinstatement fees at our office.

Passports

This office serves as a U.S. Passport acceptance facility for the U.S. Department of State. You may have your photo taken in our office while applying for your U.S. Passport.

Other Services

This office also issues township beer and liquor licenses, auctioneer licenses, precious metals licenses, transient merchant licenses, and fireworks permits.