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Prepay 2018 Property Taxes

If you have questions regarding how pre-paying your 2018 property taxes will affect your 2017 income tax return, please consult a professional income tax preparer and/or the IRS. 

All MN counties follow the property tax process that was created by the MN State Legislature.  The property values used for 2018 property taxes were “assessed” as of January 2017.  The counties sent a proposed 2018 property tax (Truth in Taxation) notice in November 2017 based on the preliminary property tax levies that were approved in September 2017 by local governments i.e. county, city, school district, etc.  Final 2018 property tax bills will be sent in March 2018 based on the final property tax levies that were approved in December 2017 by these same local governments.    

If you would like to prepay your 2018 property taxes, you may pay up to the amount stated in your proposed 2018 property tax (Truth in Taxation) statement sent in November, 2017.  This statement is not available online.  

Please make your check payable to “Carver County”, specify that the amount you are paying is a pre-payment of 2018 property taxes, include the Property Identification Number (“PIN”) and add a note if you want a receipt mailed to you.  We are not setup to accept pre-payments online.

To obtain  a 2017 Receipt for prepayment of 2018 property taxes, the payment must be physically at the Carver County Government Center (Door 1),  600 East 4th Street  Chaska, either in our Property Tax office or in the 24 hour drop box located in the parking lot, by  4:30 pm on Dec. 29th, 2017.

Tax payments received after Dec. 29th, 2017 that are postmarked by Dec. 31 or are placed in the 24 hour drop box located in the parking lot at the County Courthouse 600 East 4th Street by Dec. 31st will be “credited” in our property tax system as being “paid in 2017”.   These tax payments will have a 2018 Receipt, but your tax payment history that is available online beginning in mid-March 2018 will show your tax payment being “credited” on 12/31/17.   

If you have questions relating to the above information, please call 952-361-1910 between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Monday – Friday.  Or you can send an email to taxsvc@co.carver.mn.us and county property tax staff will be available to respond to emails over the weekend. 

If you have an escrow account, please contact your escrow company to determine how pre-paying your 2018 property taxes will affect your escrow or if any additional steps will need to be taken if you choose to pre-pay your 2018 property taxes. 


2018 Property Tax Statements for Real Estate and Mobile Homes will be mailed by March 30th.  Printable copies of the 2018 tax statements will be available online by mid-April.

The Property Tax, Elections and License Center Department administers many aspects of the property taxation process. This involves calculation of adjustments to the tax base for tax increment and fiscal disparities; gathering levy information from each taxing authority; calculating tax rates (proposed and final) for each taxing district; coordination of the schedule of proposed taxation meetings; preparation of proposed tax notices; and calculation and preparation of final tax statements.

The Department calculates abatements or additions to the tax roll; settlement of tax dollars to the individual taxing authorities; processes all taxpayer name/address changes; and maintains special assessments certified by townships and cities for collection purposes.