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Ag, mobile home taxes due Nov. 15

Douglas County Auditor/Treasure Char Rosenow reminds owners of land classified as agriculture and manufactured homes that second half real estate tax payments are due on or before Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. If mailing your tax payment, envelopes must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15 to avoid penalty.

Douglas County has installed a tax payment drop box outside the building on the south side of the Courthouse in Alexandria for customer convenience. Tax payments may be dropped off there. The courthouse will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

Douglas County also offers a direct payment program. With this program, your tax payment will be automatically taken out of the account of your choice on the tax due date. You will receive a notification letter around two weeks prior to the tax due date.

If you have any questions or would like to receive a direct payment form, print a copy of the Direct Payment Plan at under "I Want to/Forms" and return it to the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 305 Eighth Ave. W., Alexandria.

For more information, call 320-762-3077.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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