Char Rosenow, Douglas County auditor/treasurer, issued a reminder this week that the second half of property taxes for agricultural land and manufactured homes is due on or before Thursday, Nov. 15.

Payments may be made in person until 4:30 on that day. If mailed, envelopes must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15 to avoid a penalty. Douglas County has also installed a tax payment drop box outside the building on the south side of the courthouse.

Although the courthouse will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day, the drop box will remain open.

Douglas County also offers a direct payment program to automatically deduct a tax payment from an account on the tax due date. Account holders would be notified of the withdrawal about two weeks prior. To sign up, visit, click on "I Want To," and under "Forms," select "Property Tax Direct Payment Plan."

The completed form can be returned to the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer's Office at 305 Eighth Ave. W., Alexandria MN 56308.

For more information, call 320-762-3077.