Norman County

In the Heart of the Red River Valley

Norman County Auditor-Treasurer

Donna J. Hanson, Auditor-Treasurer
P.O. Box 266
16 3rd Avenue East
Ada, MN  56510
Phone: (218)784-5471
Fax:  (218) 784-4531

Office Hours 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Closed on Observed Holidays

The Auditor/Treasurer’s Office is part of the administrative branch of County government and interacts with county departments, county residents, the vendors, local governments, state and federal agencies, school districts, and special districts. The County Auditor/Treasurer, an elected official, is the County's Chief Financial Officer, Property Tax Administrator, and Supervisor of Elections. The Auditor/Treasurer is also a member, by statute, of the county board of equalization, the county canvassing committee, and sits on various other committees, councils, and boards, as directed by the board. Some of the functions of this department include:


Cash Management. Invests all surplus county funds. Maintains and monitors the county's investment portfolio and all county bank accounts. Reconciles monthly statements.

Affidavit of Lost Warrant

County Beaver Control Policy & Trapper Registration Form.

County Beaver & Gopher Control Claim Forms. Please choose which claim form you need and fill it out.  Forms are available at the bottom of this page.  If you choose the beaver control claim form, please have your district’s county commissioners sign it before you bring it to our office.  If you choose the gopher control claim form, please return it to one of your township officials.

County Budgets, Payroll and Annual Financial Statement. Issues payment for County department obligations, collects all county revenues, prepares monthly reports and the annual financial statement. Compiles and publishes the annual budget.

County Drainage Ditches. Administers the county drainage system. Files special assessments against benefited landowners for the purpose of funding repairs and maintenance costs.

County Liquor, Beer, Wine, Auctioneer, Tobacco, etc. Issues County Liquor Licenses through the Minnesota Liquor Control Commission and issues other miscellaneous licenses.

Passport Applications Accepted

Property Taxes. Calculates rates and prepares tax information, tax statements and "Truth in Taxation" notices. Bills for and collects all property taxes and county special assessments. Keeps records of all taxing district levies (towns, cities, schools, etc.), tax collections and unpaid taxes. Places delinquent property tax parcels into judgment, administers forfeiture proceedings and sales, and uses revenue recapture as a collection method, according to statute. Monitors tax increment finance compliance.  Norman County Property Taxes are now available online.  

Direct Payment Program
:  We have implemented an automated payment program for taxes that allows us to withdraw funds on the due date directly from your checking or savings account as authorized by you.  It's quick, easy and eliminates the worry of not making your payment on time.  If you are interested in signing up for the program print off the Authorization Form  linked to this article and return it by April 15 for the first half taxes payable May 15 or by September 15 for the second half taxes payable October 15 or November 15.

Mobile Home Tax Information.  
First half mobile home tax payment is due August 31, second half payment is due November 15.  Taxes of $100 or less are due in full on August 31. 

If you plan to move your mobile home you need a Mobile Home Statement.  It states that all delinquent and current taxes are paid in full.  Any taxes not paid will need to be paid before the mobile home can be moved.

Property Conveyances. Collects all mortgage registration, state deed taxes and split fees. Processes all documents transferring property titles and entering them in a permanent database before they are filed with the County Recorder.

Voter Registration and Elections. Enters and maintains all County voter's registrations on the state system. Administers election process including training election judges, city, town, and school district officials. Tallies and reports election night returns.

Links to the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State:

Register to Vote

Voter Registration Application

Voter Information

Absentee Ballot Applications are located at the bottom of this page.

To obtain an absentee ballot through the mail, complete the Absentee Ballot Application, (link below) and send it to the Norman County Auditor at PO Box 266, Ada, MN 56510 or fax to 218-784-4531.  Your ballot will be sent to you when it is ready (as early as 30 days before Election Day).

Election results and training information are available at the Minnesota Secretary of State web site.