Responsibilities of County Auditor

The mission of the Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office is to effectively and efficiently administer and implement, in cooperation and under the direction of various state agencies, the duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Minnesota State Legislature. Example of state agencies include the:

Auditor Functions

  • Property transfers and splits administration
  • Specific ordinance enforcement
  • Annexations
  • Property tax administration
    • Local city and township special assessments
    • Tax levy and rate calculations for county taxing districts
    • Tax increment financing
    • Tax certificates and tax related reports for local and state agencies
    • Property tax billing & collections
    • Delinquent tax administration (collection & forfeitures)
  • Issuance of countywide licenses and permits including:
    • Tobacco licenses
    • Liquor licenses
    • Auctioneer licenses
    • Pawnbroker licenses
    • Precious metals dealer licenses
    • Transient merchant licenses
    • Fireworks permits
  • Resort sign applications
  • Serves on the County Board of Appeal and Equalization, County Extension Committee and County Board of Adjustment

The County Auditor’s Office is also responsible for providing timely and accurate information and services to the general public, the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, various state and local agencies as well as County employees.

County Fee Schedule

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News & Meetings

Upcoming Events

Labor Day

September 2, 2019 8:00 am
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Veterans Day

November 11, 2019 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2019 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Friday

November 29, 2019 12:00 am
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Christmas Eve

December 24, 2019 12:00 pm
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Contact Info

Phone Number: 218-998-8030
Mailing Address:
510 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, USA


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