The Auditor’s Office is part of the administrative branch of county
government and interacts with county departments, county residents,
the vendors, local governments, state and federal agencies, school
districts, and special districts. The County Auditor, an elected
official, is the county's Chief Financial Officer, Property Tax
Administrator, and Supervisor of Elections. The Auditor is also a
member, by statute, of the county board of equalization, the county
canvassing committee, and sits on various other committees,
councils, and boards, as directed by the board.
Some of the functions of this department include:
County Budgets, Payroll and Annual Financial Statement.
Issues payment for County department obligations, prepares monthly reports and the annual
financial statement. Compiles and publishes the annual budget.
County Drainage Ditches.
Administers the county drainage system. Files special
assessments against benefited landowners for the purpose of
funding repairs and maintenance costs.
County Liquor, Beer, Wine, Auctioneer, Fireworks, Dangerous Dog,
Transient Merchant, and Precious Metals Licenses, etc.
Issues County Liquor Licenses through the Minnesota Liquor
Control Commission and issues other miscellaneous licenses.
Calculates rates and prepares tax information, tax statements
and "Truth in Taxation" notices. Bills for all
property taxes and county special assessments. Keeps records of
all taxing district levies (towns, cities, schools, etc.), tax
collections and unpaid taxes. Places delinquent property tax
parcels into judgment, administers forfeiture proceedings and
sales, according to statute. Monitors tax increment finance
Mobile Home Tax Information.
First half mobile home tax payment is due August 31, second half
payment is due November 15. Taxes of $50 or less are due in
full on August 31.
If you plan to move your mobile home you need a
It states that all delinquent and current taxes are paid in
full. Any taxes not paid will need to be paid before the mobile
home can be moved.
Mobile Home Statement Needed for
moving a Mobile Home
We do have a cash or check policy
All checks require phone #, driver's license # and
Collects all mortgage
registration, state deed taxes and split fees. Processes all
documents transferring property titles and entering them in a
permanent database before they are filed with the County
Tax Forfeited Properties
Registration and Elections.
Enters and maintains all County voter's registrations on the
state system. Administers election process including training
election judges, city, town, and school district officials.
Tallies and reports election night returns.
Frank Thompson, Auditor
PO Box 379, Mahnomen MN 56557
Office Hours 8:00 a.m.
– 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday