Prepaying 2018 Property Taxes

2018 Property Tax Prepayment Frequently Asked Questions

Due to recent federal income tax law changes, many taxpayers are choosing to prepay 2018 property taxes.  If you would like to do so, please read the frequently asked questions below before making your payment:

​ 1.) What forms of payment are accepted?
​ a. Prepayments may be made via check or cash. Online payments for prepayments are not accepted. We recommend you indicate in the memo line “2018 Prepayment” AND your parcel identification number(s).

​ 2.) What amount can I prepay? 
​a. You may prepay any amount on a parcel up to the amount on the Truth-in-Taxation statement.  Payments in excess of your actual 2018 taxes will be refunded back to you after tax statements are finalized in March.

​ 3.) What if I pay too little? 
​a. Check your tax statement(s) in March for any balance owed and be sure to pay by the applicable due date or penalty will be accrued.

​ 4.) What if I want a refund on my prepayment later (tomorrow, next week, next month, etc.)? 
​a. Refunds will not be issued on any prepayments unless you have overpaid when tax statements are finalized in March.

​ 5.) I have an escrow account and I want to prepay my taxes. Do I need to do anything else?
​ a. We recommend you contact your escrow company to determine how this will affect your escrow or if any additional steps will need to be taken if you choose to prepay your property taxes.

​ 6.) I am currently enrolled in the Direct Payment Plan (ACH/Direct Debit) with Lyon County. What will happen if I prepay my 2018 property taxes?
​ a. If you are currently enrolled in Direct Payment Plan with Lyon County, prepaying property taxes will adjust your tax accordingly (or stop collection for 2018 if already paid in full).

​7.) What is the deadline for making a prepayment?
​a. All prepayments must be received by the Auditor/Treasurer's office by close of business at 4:30 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017.  We cannot honor postmark dates or predate items brought to the office or found in the dropbox in 2018.

​If you have further questions regarding how prepaying your 2018 property taxes will affect your income tax return, please consult with a professional income tax preparer.
​If you have additional questions regarding prepayments, please contact the Auditor/Treasurer's office at (507) 537-6724, option 1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notice of Expiration of Redemption


You are hereby notified that the parcels of real property described below and located in Lyon County, Minnesota, are subject to forfeiture to the state of Minnesota because of the nonpayment of delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, and costs levied on those parcels.

The time for redemption from forfeiture expires if a redemption is not made by the later of (1) 60 days after service of this notice on all persons having an interest in the parcels or (2) May 14, 2018. The redemption must be made in the Auditor/Treasurer’s office.




Read more: Notice of Expiration of Redemption

Find and/or Pay Your Property Tax Online

You can find a tax statement, value notice, or truth-in-taxation (TNT) notice for a parcel by using our online tax database and/or can also pay by credit or debit card.

1)  Open http://cpuimei.com/tax/disclaimer_value.asp?cid=42
2)  Agree to the disclaimer by accepting terms.
3)  Type in name, address, or parcel number as the example shows.  You can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard.
4)  Two records for each parcel should appear.

      a)  Click on the "201x Tax" record to provide options for the tax statements for the current and previous year.

      b)  Click on the "201x Value for Tax Payable 201y" record to provide options for the value notice for the current and previous year and for the current year truth-in-taxation (TNT) notice.


To view a tax statement, after 1-4a above --  On the top right corner of the screen click the button to view the tax statement for either the previous or current tax year.  Print or save, if so desired.

To pay by credit or debit card, after 1-4a above -- Near the middle of the screen click the button to Pay by Credit Card and complete form.  (The vendor charges a convenience fee of 2.49%.)  You are able to add additional parcels to the shopping cart and can choose an amount to pay.


If you have any questions or problems you can reach the Auditor/Treasurer's office at 507 537-6724 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Delinquent Tax List

Minn. Stat. § 279.09 requires counties publish a list of delinquent real property in the officially designated newspaper (Balaton Press Tribune for 2018).  The first publication must be made before March 20th with the 2nd publication not less than two weeks later.

All five newspapers of the Lyon County Newspaper Association published the Delinquent Tax List on March 14th. The 2nd publication is scheduled for March 28th.  

The Delinquent Tax List below is the version that will appear in the five newspapers of the Lyon County Newspaper Association as part of the first publication.

To determine how much interest and costs must be added to pay the tax in full, contact the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer's office at (507) 537-6724 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Property Tax 101

Property tax is collected on any property owned by a person or a business for the purpose of funding roads, public safety, and other operations performed by local Government.  Anoka County, MN has created a video that explains the basics of Property Tax in Minnesota.   This video explains how property taxes are collected, what impacts your property tax, and why property tax can fluctuate from year to year. 


Lyon County 0.5 Percent Transit Sales and Use Tax

Official Notice of Local Sales and Use Taxes with Lyon County

Effective October 1, 2015, Lyon County has a 0.5 percent transit sales and use tax. The Minnesota Department of Revenue administers these taxes. Revenues will fund the projects identified in Resolution #2015-13, as listed in the Lyon County 2015 – 2024 10-year Highway Construction Plan.

This 0.5 percent transit tax applies to retail sales made within Lyon County. The transit use tax applies to taxable items used in the County if the local sales tax was not paid.  Please see the attached sheet for more information.

Vehicle sales

Lyon County sales and use tax does not apply to sales of motor vehicles registered for road use. Fact Sheet 164, Local Sales and Use Taxes, contains more information about local taxes and is available at www.revenue.state.mn.us or directly at http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/businesses/sut/factsheets/FS164.pdf.


For specific tax information and assistance contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue at:

     Phone: (651) 296-6181 or toll free 1-800-657-3777

     Fax: (651) 556-3102

     Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Write: Minnesota Revenue
               Sales and Use Tax Division
               Mail Station 6330
               St. Paul, MN 55146-6330

     Or visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue website at www.revenue.state.mn.us.


Read more: Lyon County 0.5 Percent Transit Sales and Use Tax

Change of Address

To change your mailing address on your property tax statements, fill out the attached form and mail/email to: 607 W Main St. Marshall, MN 56258 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Download this file (AddressChangeForm Fillable.pdf)Change of Address Form35 kB

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