Paying Your Property Tax

Payment Options for Property Taxes

  • In-person
  • By mail
  • Automatic payment (direct debit program)
  • Escrow account
  • Electronic Payments
  • E-check, credit, or debit card payment
  • Paying prior year delinquent taxes

In-Person 

Cass County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office
303 Minnesota Avenue W,
2nd floor, Cass County Courthouse
Walker, MN 56484
Phone: 218-547-7210

Hours
Monday through Friday
8 am to 4:30 pm

By Mail

Payments sent by mail should be postmarked on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalties (PDF). Please make checks payable to Cass County Auditor-Treasurer and enclose the appropriate payment stub(s) from your tax statement(s). Pre-addressed envelopes are enclosed with your tax statements for your convenience.

The payment stub for the first half (or full payment) can be located at the very bottom of your tax statement. The payment stub for the second half payment is located directly above the stub for the first half. For more information view the sample payment stub (PDF).

If pre-addressed envelopes are not available, please mail payments to:

Cass County Auditor-Treasurer
PO Box 3000
Walker, MN 56484

Email address: [email protected]

Automatic Payment Link 

Know that your tax payment will be received on time, worry-free, by paying your property taxes automatically from your checking or savings account. Enroll in Cass County’s Automatic Payment option free of charge by filling out the Automatic Payment Authorization Form (PDF). For more information or to receive an enrollment form by mail, phone: 218-547-7257.

Escrow Account

Property taxes may be collected along with your mortgage payments and held in an escrow account for you. These funds are then distributed at the proper time by the company which handles your mortgage payments. If an escrow company is providing this service, an informational copy of your tax statement will contain the notice “If taxes are paid by an escrow agent, do not pay.”

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In cooperation with Cass County, Forte Payment Systems offers taxpayers secure, reliable fee-based electronic options to pay taxes over the internet or phone by e-check or using a credit or debit card. 

(Services comply with all government regulations. All fees are collected by { forte } Payment Systems, no portion of which is collected by or refunded to Cass County in any manner. Among tax payment options offered by Cass County for a variety of taxpayers' needs, some payment options are not right for everyone. Please carefully check all applicable fee calculations and read the terms and conditions before finalizing all electronic payments.)

E-check (convenience fees apply) 

Electronic or “e-check” payment is convenient and fast. The e-check fee is $1.50 per transaction.

Credit or Debit Card Payment (convenience fees apply)

To initiate a payment, access our online payment service provided by Forte.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards are accepted.

The fee for using a credit card is 2.35% of the amount of the payment, with a minimum fee of $1.95. The fee for paying by Visa Debit Card is $3.95 per transaction. All other debit cards have the same fees as credit cards.

Taxpayers using these services should plan on 1-2 business days for their payment to be received and posted. Have your tax statement and bank account information readily available before you begin making your payment.

You will need the Property ID Number located in the upper left-hand corner of the tax statement, the Account Number located above the small box in the left-hand corner of the payment stub, and your credit card number with its expiration date.

To aid in locating the Account number and property ID, see the sample payment stub (PDF).

To pay by phone, call 877-695-3729. Be sure to obtain a confirmation number to complete your transaction(s). Be sure that you are using a current version of your internet browser before initiating payment. Browser versions supported are Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome 30 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 27 or higher, and Safari 8 or higher.

Paying Prior Year Delinquent Taxes

When paying taxes still due from prior years, call the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 218-547-7210 to verify the correct amount for payment. Partial payments are accepted. Minimum partial payments of $100 are preferred if possible. Taxes are credited to the newest (latest) tax year first, and then in inverse order by year until paid in full. Non-payment of property taxes will result in the loss of the property through forfeiture under the laws of Minnesota.