Property taxes on Dakota County real estate for the first half of 2013 are due Wednesday, May 15.
According to state law, the county will assess a penalty for late payments. The penalty depends on the tax amount, property classification and when the payment is made. Penalties are listed on the back of property tax statements that were sent to residents earlier this year.
Property taxes can be paid online, by phone or by mail. Mailed payments must be postmarked by midnight May 15 to be considered timely. Payments can also be made in person at the following times and locations:
• 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Property Taxation & Records Office at Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings.
• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the service desk at Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the service desk at Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul.
For more information, call the Dakota County Property Information line at 651-438-4576 or visit www.dakotacounty.us and search pay property taxes.