MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Hennepin County is extending hours for residents to prepay their 2018 property taxes in response to a higher than usual number of residents who want to pay their property taxes in advance. The county will accept any mailed prepayment of 2018 property taxes. However, to ensure that the payment is deductible in 2017, the county says to talk with your tax advisor.
Hennepin County officials say more people want to prepay their 2018 property taxes following the recent federal tax law changes. Last week, President Donald Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul that give big cuts to corporations and more modest reductions to others.
The county has temporarily moved its payment services to the skyway level to accommodate the long line of taxpayers.
You can prepay your taxes using one of the following methods:
Residents may pay up to the amount stated in their proposed property tax notice sent in November. In person payments can be made at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.
- 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Dec. 29
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 (The Government Center parking ramp will be open during this time)
- Visit the website
- Enter your 13-digit property ID
- Click the "other years" button
- Enter your payment amount. Do not choose a transaction type, but continue to enter your banking information
- Click "continue" and follow directions to complete your payment
- Make checks payable to the Hennepin County Treasurer
- Specify that the amount is a prepayment of 2018 taxes
- Include the property identification (PID) number
- Mail to Hennepin County Treasurer: A-600 Government Center, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487
A previous version of this story stated that payments must be received by Friday, Dec. 29. The county later changed that deadline to say it will accept any mailed prepayment of 2018 property taxes, though representatives recommend speaking with a tax adviser first.