Washington County collects property taxes on more than 100,000 parcels each year.
Understanding Your Property Value and Tax
See a video on How Valuation is Determined in Washington County
Property Tax payments
Payments may be made via U.S. mail, online, bill pay service, or in-person at any Washington County Service Center or at the Government Center in Stillwater. For more assistance or questions, call 651-430-6175, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Property Lookup and Online Payments
Property Tax payments may be made via U.S. mail, online, bill pay service, or in-person.
To make a payment in-person, visit any Washington County Service Center or the Government Center in Stillwater. For more information, call 651-430-6175, Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pay by Mail
Mail your check and payment stub from your tax statement to:
Washington County Taxpayer Services
14949 62nd St. N.
P.O. Box 200
Stillwater, MN 55082-0200
You can also use the green payment envelopes included with your property tax statement that is mailed in March. Payments must be postmarked by the due date to avoid penalties.
Use your Bill Pay Option
Check with your financial institution to see if any fees are charged for bill pay services. To add Washington County Taxpayer Services to your list of bill pay payees, use the following:
Biller/Payee Name: Washington County Taxpayer Services
Account Number: Property ID number from your tax statement.
Only enter one account number.
A new bill pay payment must be set up to make a payment for an additional parcel.
Address: 14949 62nd St. N. P.O. Box 200, Stillwater, MN 55082-0200
Pay on the Internet
Pay your property taxes online with secure payment services through FIS. Receive a payment confirmation to your email account. Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week from a computer.
By eCheck: For $.75 per transaction, you can make your property tax payment by electronic check. Combine your tax parcels in the shopping cart and pay multiple parcels for the one fee.
By Credit Card: You can also pay by credit card. A convenience fee at the rate of 2.35% of the payment amount will be applied to your total. Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Taxpayer Services: Tax Payment Due Dates
|Property Type||First Installment||Second Installment|
|Real Property||May 15||October 15|
|Mobile Homes||August 31||November 15|
|Agriculture||May 15||November 15|
|Personal Property||May 15|
Businesses that may be seeking assistance with paying property taxes amidst the COVID-19 crisis may wish to contact the Washington County Community Development Agency.
Tax Penalty Rates for Late Payment
If you pay your first half and second half property tax after the due dates, a penalty will be added to your tax. The later you pay, the greater the penalty you must pay. This table shows the penalty you will pay if your property taxes due are not paid before the date shown:
|Property Type||May 16||Jun 1||Jul 1||Aug 1||Sep 1||Oct 1||Oct 16||Nov 1||Nov 16||Dec|
|Homestead and Cabins|
*Note: The taxes for personal property located on leased government-owned land may be paid in two installments which are due at the same time as real property taxes, and which are subject to the same penalty schedule and penalty rates as real property taxes. All other personal property taxes are due in full on or before May 15.