The Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services Department is reminding property owners that the first half of their real estate taxes are due Tuesday, May 15th.

There will be penalty if the first half payment is not received on or before the due date, or for mailed payments that are postmarked after the due date.

Payments can be mailed to to Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services, paid in-person on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse during normal business hours, or paid online on the county’s website. There is a small fee connected to the online transactions. There are also payment drop boxes at the Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse, Downtown Hy-Vee, and Cub Foods.

Current year tax payments can also be made at Community Bank in Vernon Center, MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal and St. Clair State Bank in St. Clair.