Auditor and Treasurer

The Auditor-Treasurer’s Office is the gateway to the County’s official board, financial, property tax and voter registration records.

Denise Gaida is the current Todd County Auditor-Treasurer and is an elected official for 4-year terms. The Auditor-Treasurer’s Office consists of the County Auditor-Treasurer, Chief Deputy Auditor-Treasurer, and 3 Deputy Auditor-Treasurers.

The Todd County Auditor/Treasurer serves the taxpayers of Todd County by administering the following:

Contact Us

Denise Gaida
215 1st Ave S, Suite 201
Long Prairie MN 56347

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Resource Links

Accounting & Financial:Issues payment for County department obligations, collects all County revenues, and prepares monthly reports.  Compiles and publishes the annual financial statements.Clerk to the County Board:County Auditor is Clerk to the County Board as defined by MN Statute.  Prepares the County Board Agenda packet for publication.  Records all actions of the County Board.  Official custodian of the Commissioner Meeting Minutes, Board Actions, and Resolutions.County Ditches:The County Auditor is the keeper of the financial records of each drainage system and is responsible for filing ditch liens and assessments for maintenance.County Budget Preparation:Manages, compiles and publishes the annual County BudgetCounty Licensing:Auctioneer, Liquor, Beer, Wine, Transient Merchant, Gambling, Large Gathering Dangerous Dog, and FireworksElection Administration:  County Auditor is the Chief Election Official for Todd County.  Conducts Federal, State, and County primary, general and special elections.  Assists Cities, Townships, and School Districts with any other elections.  Maintains the County’s records within the State Voter Registration system.  Provides Absentee Voting services for Todd County voters.Property Tax Calculations:Calculates rates and prepares tax information, tax statements and “Truth in Taxation” notices for approximately 23,000 parcels.   Keeps records of all taxing district levies (townships, cities, schools, etc.)Special Assessments:Maintains special assessments collections as certified by the taxing authorities.Tax Collections:Serves the taxpayers by receiving their tax payments and assisting with balance inquiriesTax Forfeited Land:Administers the disposition of tax forfeited land and assists taxpayers in resolving delinquent tax amounts to avoid the forfeiture procedures from ensuing.Tax Settlements:Distributes tax collection settlements to all taxing districts according to MN Statutes

Additional Information

Todd County Fee Schedule

On January 2, 2019, the Todd County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2019 County Fee Schedule for all County departments.

Please note:

Tax information will no longer be given over the phone, other than to the landowner and Escrow Agent.  Individuals requesting the information will be given the options of coming in and using our public PC, having the information faxed, emailed or a copy mailed with appropriate charges applied.Commissioners Meeting Information

Board Protocol

Property Information Portal

The following link contains parcel specific information for the current property tax year as well as the current assessment year.

For additional current year market value and classification information please contact the County Assessor’s Office at 320-732-4431.

For additional information regarding current year tax statements please contact the County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office at 320-732-4469.

Click here to enter Todd County Property Information Search PortalTodd County offers several options to pay your taxes:

In Person:  If you wish to make payment in person, you can continue to do that through the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office located in the Historic Courthouse at 215 1st Avenue South, Long Prairie, MN.   Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).

Payment Drop Box:  Payments may be dropped off at the Todd County payment box, located at 215 1st Avenue South, Historic Courthouse entrance at the street level (tunnel entrance).

By Mail:  Tax payments can be mailed to the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office.  The postmark is the proof of timely mailing, it must be on or before the due date to avoid penalty.  If a due date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the effective due date moves to the next business day.

Checks are made payable to:

Todd County Auditor/Treasurer
215 1st Avenue South, Suite 201
Long Prairie, MN 56347

By Phone:  To make an electronic property tax payment using PNP’s automated phone system call the following toll-free number:  1-844-368-2607. There is a convenience fee as follows which goes directly to Point N Pay:

  • Credit Card or Debit Card (except Visa Debit Card) 2.5% of amount paid – Minimum Fee of $1.50
  • Visa Debit Card – Flat Fee $3.95
  • E-Check – Flat Fee $1.50 up to $10,000 / $10.00 over $10,000

Online with Credit Card:  You can now pay your property taxes with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card. This option is offered through Point N Pay. There is a convenience fee as follows, which goes directly to Point N Pay.

  • Credit Card or Debit Card (except Visa Debit Card) 2.5% of amount paid – Minimum Fee of $1.50
  • Visa Debit Card – Flat Fee $3.95
  • E-Check – Flat Fee $1.50 up to $10,000 / $10.00 over $10,000

To make an electronic payment over the internet, select the link below:

Online Property Tax Payment

Due Dates

Real Estate:

May 15th – First Half (all real estate)

October 15th – Second Half (commercial and residential)

November 15th – Second Half (agricultural)

Personal Property:

May 15th – Full Amount

Mobile Homes:

August 31st – First Half

November 15th – Second Half

Forms for Taxing Authorities:

Special Assessment Certification Form

The Township/City Officer listings are available for download at the following links:

2020 City Officer List

2020 Township Officer List

2020 City/Township Officer List (Combined)

Note:  These are updated annually on or near April 15th.

Financial Information

Todd County

Salary Compliance Notice

Minnesota Statutes § 471.701 requires that a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees. Titles and salaries as of October 30, 2019 are as follows:

County Attorney: $111,000.00
Health and Human Services Division Director $110,947.20
Public Works Engineer: $110,947.20

Financial Reports
2012 First Quarter Report

County Budgets

2011 Budget
2012 Budget
2013 Budget
2014 Budget
2015 Budget
2016 Budget
2017 Budget

Capital Improvement Plans

2012-2016 Capital Improvement Planning – the 2011 – 2015 CIP serves as the start point for the 2012 – 2016 CIP. The County Board is the authority to change the plan, to make additions, deletions or modifications.

2016 – 2020 Capital Improvement Plan
Proposed Capital Projects and Purchases – General
Proposed Capital Projects and Purchases – Public Works
2011 – 2015 Capital Improvement Plan

County Financial Audit Reports

2016 Audit Report
2015 Audit Report
2014 Audit Report
2013 Audit Report
2012 Audit Report
2011 Audit Report
2011 Auditor’s Presentation to County Board
2010 Audit Report
2009 Audit Report
2008 Audit Report
2007 Audit ReportOnline Voter Registration Application
Military and Oversees Online Absentee Ballot Application
Todd County Polling Place Locations
Voter Registration Application Form
Online Absentee Ballot Application
Absentee Ballot Application Form

2020 Presidential Nomination Primary Election Results

  • Search Statewide for Election Results including federal, state, county, city, township, school district, & hospital district offices
  • All results on the links above are Unofficial Results until canvassed.

Candidate Filing Database

  • Search Filings Statewide for the 2020 State General Election cycle
  • Note:  This database will be subject to changes/updates until approximately 9-1-2020.
  • Official certifications should also be verified with the municipality or school district where the offices are located.

Voter Registration Lookup

  • Search the status of your voter registration in the statewide voter registration system

Polling Place Finder

  • Search by your address to find your polling place information

Absentee Ballot Lookup

  • Search the status of your absentee ballot request

“What’s on My Ballot?”

  • Enter your address and see a sample image of the ballot in your precinct

UOCAVA Voter Assistance

  • Assists UOCAVA voters with the absentee ballot process
  • For persons of the Uniformed Services on active duty (or their dependents)
  • For persons that are Temporarily or Permanently Overseas

County Election Office Finder

  • Locate contact information for other Minnesota County Election offices 

Public Information List Requests

  • Requests list of public information for campaign purposes directly from OSS

Questions? Please contact us at: or call 320-732-4414

Campaign Financial Reports – Public Disclosure


Chuck Rasmussen  11/07/2018
Denise Gaida  11/13/2018
Linda Daoust  11/07/2018
Steve Och  7/16/2018  8/1/2018  11/08/2018 11/08/2018
Gary Kneisl  11/13/2018
Nikki Deyle  10/1/2018  10/27/2018   11/13/2018  11/13/2018
David G. Kircher  11/01/2018  11/13/2018  11/16/2018
Barbara James  11/19/2018
Dan Whitney  11/13/2018
Dale Katterhagen  11/12/2018
Tom Williamson   11/13/2018


Barbara Becker 11/14/2016
Rodney Erickson  11/14/2016
Delvin Durheim    10/21/2016   10/28/2016  11/15/2016
Randy Neumann  10/21/2016   10/27/2016  11/10/2016
Kenneth Pesta  11/14/2016
Wayne Wendel  11/30/2016
Leland Buchholz  11/14/2016


Denise Gaida  7/28/2014  10/22/2014  11/10/2014
Chuck Rasmussen  7/28/2014  10/16/2014  11/06/2014
Cheryl Perish  7/28/2014  10/21/2014  11/06/2014
Don Asmus  6/13/2014  8/01/2014  8/19/2014  10/29/2014  11/07/2014
Jon Barber  7/29/2014  8/20/2014
Kevin Langer  7/31/2014  8/19/2014
Lonnie Marcyes  6/06/2014  8/01/2014  8/18/2014  9/30/2014  10/24/2014  11/10/2014
Steve Och  6/02/2014  7/30/2014  8/18/2014
Kevin Boyer  8/20/2014  10/27/2014  11/19/2014
Gary Kneisl  8/05/2014  10/16/2014  11/04/2014
David Kircher  8/01/2014  10/24/2014  11/12/2014  12/04/2014
Robert Heinrich  10/22/2014  11/18/2014
Norman Krause  10/16/2014  11/06/2014
Dale Katterhagen  7/31/2014  10/22/2014  11/12/2014
Tom Williamson  8/11/2014  11/18/2014
Barbara Becker  5/06/2014  5/20/2014  5/27/2014
Kevin Crider  5/09/2014Next Forfeited Land Sale will be held in 2020. Any parcels not sold at the last sale can be bought at any time through the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office 320-732-4469.

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Todd County Commissioner board room in the Historical Court House
215 1st Avenue S Long Prairie, MN 56347
New forfeited parcels and selected repriced parcels will be on auction.

Current Listing of Tax Forfeited Parcels with Facts and Terms of Sale

Recent News From Auditor and Treasurer

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June 1, 2020

First Half 2020 Property Tax Penalty Relief

The Todd County Board of Commissioners, in concurrence with the County Auditor-Treasurer, voted at the May 5, 2020 Board Meeting to waive late penalties for First Half 2020 property taxes for property...

May 5, 2020


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May 4, 2020

CANCELLED public sale of Tax-Forfeited lands April 3rd, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  10:00 AM  Todd County Commissioner board room in the Historical Court House 215 1st Avenue S Long Prairie, MN...

March 19, 2020