The annual proposed budget is considered by the City Council from September through December. As required by State law, the maximum proposed property tax levy is set by September 30. The City Council holds a public comment hearing on the proposed budget in December and then adopts a final budget and final property tax levy following the public comment hearing. The final property tax levy must be certified no later than December 30.
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The Finance Department of the City of Le Center is responsible for maintaining all accounting, internal
auditing and financial control serviced provided to the City Council, the City Administrator, City
departments and agencies. The department manages the day-to-day financial transactions including accounts
receivable, accounts payable, payroll, investments, fixed assets and project accounting. The
City Administrator is in charge of the overall implementation of the finances
for the city.The City Council has final authority for adopting the annual budget and establishing the property tax
levy. The budget is prepared and presented to the City Council by the Finance department with input
and assistance by each department within the City.For information on assessing services, property
taxes and real estate inquiries, visit the Le Sueur County website.
How to Pay your Utility Bill
You may mail it to: City of Le Center, 10 W. Tyrone Street; Le Center, MN 56057.
You may drop it off at City Hall, or by using the silver drop box located on the south side of the City Hall building. You may also fill out an ACH Application for direct debit of a checking account.Municipal & Parking Tickets
The Finance Department collects payment on tickets issued by the Police Department for parking violations, snow removal violations and rental registration re-inspections.
Payments are received at City Hall, from 8:00am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Forms of payment accepted are cash, check or money order.MN Property Tax System
One of the challenges of trying to understand this system is the complex array of terms involved. A glossary of those terms can be found at this link: Property Tax 101