STEARNS COUNTY - The Stearns County Treasurer is reminding all residents that the last day to pay the second half of the 2012 real estate tax without penalty is October 15th.
Residents can choose to  pay their taxes through a variety of ways including over the internet at the Stearns County website.

Other options are ACH payment plans, paying in person at the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park or at the Treasurer's Office in the Stearns County Administration Center.

If you mail in your payment it must be postmarked by the post office, not a private postage meter machine no later than October 15th to avoid late penalties.

Penalty rate information is included on the reverse side of the tax statements.