Last Updated on: 4/10/2015 1:44:05 PM

The City Treasurer is responsible for cash management, investment services, and bank relationships.  In addition, this function administers and collects authorized local taxes, files state and federal payroll taxes, and manages the special assessment function.  Several functions have been consolidated into the Treasurer function including: accounts payable, miscellaneous billing, and collections.  Treasury functions are also performed for the City's authorities.

~Brian Hansen, City Treasurer


Special Assessments

A special assessment is a fee collected by the City for improvements or services the City provides that benefit a property.  Special Assessments are collected by the City of Duluth Treasurer's Office.  Please click here for more information.


 City of Duluth General Sales Tax

The City of Duluth sales and use tax is collected by the State of Minnesota.  Please click here for their website.  For possible tax combinations collected within the City of Duluth, please click here.


State of Minnesota / City of Duluth Use Tax

You owe use tax when Minnesota / City of Duluth sales taxes are not charged on taxable items you buy, whether you buy them in Minnesota or outside the state.  If the items you are buying are for your personal use, you can buy up to $770 worth of taxable items during the calendar year without paying use tax.  If, however, your purchases total more than $770, you must pay use tax on the entire amount.  Please click here for more information.


Tourism Taxes

Tourism taxes are collected by the City of Duluth Treasurer's Office.  Please click here for information regarding Food and Beverage or Lodging taxes.


Charitable Gambling Taxes

Charitable Gambling taxes are collected by the City of Duluth Treasurer's Office.  Please click here for more information.

0.5% ST LOUIS COUNTY TRANSIT SALES/USE TAX EFFECTIVE APRIL 1st, 2015 See chart below for updated tax combinations in Duluth. For more information on this tax, click here.

Tax Combinations in the City of Duluth
Click here for print-friendly version of chart (tax rates effective 4/1/15).

MN State Sales/Use Tax* MN State Liquor Tax* St. Louis County Transit Sales/Use Tax*  Duluth City Sales/Use Tax*  Duluth Tourism Additional Food and Beverage Tax  Duluth Tourism Lodging Excise Tax  Duluth Tourism Additional Lodging Tax Total Tax %
Food & Beverage  
No Alcohol 6.875%  0.5% 1.0%  2.25% 10.625%
With Alcohol 6.875% 2.5%  0.5% 1.0%  2.25% 13.125%
30 rooms or less 6.875%  0.5% 1.0% 3.0% 11.375%
More than 30 rooms 6.875%  0.5% 1.0% 3.0% 2.5% 13.875%
Other Retailers 6.875% 0.5% 1.0% 8.375%

*Indicates tax is collected by the State of Minnesota


For tax rate information or forms prior to 4/1/15 please contact the Treasurer's office by E-mail or phone (218-730-5350)


Brian Hansen
City Treasurer
City Hall, Room 105
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802


Wayne 2

Chief Financial Officer
Wayne Parson
(218) 730-5450

Jennifer Carlson

Budget Manager 
Jennifer Carlson
(218) 730-5195


Purchasing Agent 
Amanda Ashbach
(218) 730-5340


City Treasurer
 Josh Bailey
(218) 730-5350

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