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** REMINDER ** 2nd Half AGRICULTURE & MOBILE HOME Property Taxes are due tomorrow, NOVEMBER 15, 2017. Postmark is acceptable. There is also a payment drop box located on the exterior of the courthouse building by the South Entrance (305 8th Ave W) for your convenience all hours of the day.

REMINDER: 2nd Half Real Estate Property Taxes are due Monday, October 16, 2017. Postmark is acceptable. There is also a payment drop box located on the exterior of the courthouse building by the South Entrance (305 8th Ave W).


2017 Property Tax Statements have been mailed out. If you have not received your statement yet, please contact our office at (320) 762-3077 and we will be able to determine if we have your correct mailing address. You may also obtain a copy of your tax statement on our web site by selecting "Parcel Info Lookup" on the Home page. Property taxes can be paid in-person, by mail, a drop-box located on the South side of our building, or on-line using a debit/credit card or e-check. You may also apply for automatic ACH payment - preferably on or before April 10th. The form is found on our web site under the "I Want To" tab on the Home page. First half taxes are due on Monday, May 15, 2017.

Attention hunters ... Don't forget to VOTE early by absentee ballot if you're going to be out of town (or in your deer stand) on Election Day, November 8th. You can vote In-Person at your county auditor's office or apply for your ballot to be mailed to you at

Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State

Are you pre-registered to vote in November? Not sure? Find out at

The deadline to pre-register is 5:00PM on Tuesday, October 18th.

Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State

The Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer is pleased to announce that ABSENTEE BALLOTS have arrived for Douglas County residents who desire to vote by means of an absentee ballot instead of on Election Day. More information regarding voting absentee and applying for an absentee ballot can be found on web site. In-Person absentee voting is handled at the Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer Office in the Douglas County Courthouse building located at 305 8th Avenue West, Alexandria. Normal office hours are 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday thru Friday. Feel free to use the South parking lot for your convenience.

Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State

Today is the Minnesota State Primary Election Day! Most polling place hours are from 7:00AM - 8:00PM, with the exception of a few outlying precincts opening at later times. A complete list of polling place locations and voting hours can be found on our website Get out and VOTE!

The Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer would like to remind all residents of Douglas County to get out and vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Offices appearing on the ballot in Douglas County are: U.S. Representative for District 7; Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 6; and County Commissioner for District 1. To view your sample ballot and more election related information, go to our website

Job opening: Jail Transport Officer - Part Time
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Job Title: Deputy - 80%...
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 05/10/16 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 05/24/16 8:00 AM Central Time
Salary: $22.81/Hour
Job Type: Regular - 80% Full Time Equivalent
Location: Service Center, Alexandria, Minnesota
Department: Law Enforcement

Job Title: Seasonal/Temporary Laborer assigned to Highway Maintenance/Parks
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 05/10/16 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 05/17/16 8:00 AM Central Time
Salary: Under Review
Job Type: Full Time - Seasonal - 40 hrs/wk
Location: Public Works, Alexandria, Minnesota
Department: Public Works

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REMINDER: 1st Half Property Taxes are due MONDAY, May 16th. Auditor-Treasurer Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with the addition of a 24 hour drop box located outside the South entrance. Payments postmarked May 16th will also be acceptable as timely. Credit card and/or e-check payments can be made on line at

Douglas County, Minnesota has developed a new App to assist septic system maintainers in doing their jobs efficiently. More from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Above & Beyond article series.

Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Douglas County for innovation in septic system maintenance record keeping.

Candidate Filings will open at 8:00 a.m. on May 17th and close at 5:00 p.m. on May 31st. To view offices that will be up for election this year, please visit our web page at A complete list of offices up for election around the state along with general voter information can be found on the MN Secretary of State web site

This is a friendly reminder from the Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer that 1st half Property Taxes are due on Monday, May 16th. USPS postmark of May 16th qualifies as proof of a timely payment. For your convenience, a dropbox is also available on the exterior of the courthouse building near the south entrance.

If you prefer to pay your property taxes online using a credit card or e-check, that option is available on our county web site - however, there... is an additional 2.5% convenience fee that will be added by the service provider. The fee for e-check is $1.50 per transaction up to $10,000.

Receipt of payment can also be verified on the county web site. Please allow a couple days for posting and updating of the payment batch to the web.

NOTE: 1st half mobile home property taxes are due August 31st. Those tax statements will be mailed out in July.

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SERVE AS AN ELECTION JUDGE ... The Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer encourages you to consider serving as an election judge this year during the August 9 Primary Election and/or the November 8 General Election.

Election Judges are paid officials who staff local polling places, oversee election procedures, and ensure the rights of voters are protected.

Minnesota needs a new generation of election judges to replace those who are retiring. There is also a great need for those ...fluent in languages other than English to assist our more diverse population of voters. Election judges receive training and have a right to time off work to serve, without a reduction in their pay.

You are encouraged to apply for this opportunity in civic engagement and community service. Learn more at the Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer's Office (320) 762-3077 or by contacting your local city/township clerk.

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The Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer invites you to check out the newly improved website for the MN Secretary of State. We think you'll agree that it's easy to navigate and very informative regarding topics such as Elections & Voting, Business & Liens, Notary, Studying Abroad, Boards & Commissions, Safe at Home, and general information about Minnesota. Check it out at

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