Finance Department


City Hall will be closed to the public effective November 9, 2020.  A drop-off box has been installed for applications and payments on Second Street behind City Hall.  See map here.

Press Release:


Starting October 1, 2019, the Duluth sales and use tax rate is increasing to 1.5 percent.  (The previous sales and use tax rate was 1.0 percent).  Minnesota Department of Revenue will administer this tax.

This 1.5 percent sales tax applies to retail sales made in Duluth.  The use tax applies to taxable items used in the City if the local sales tax was not paid.  For more information, please click here.


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The cost and demand for City services is a difficult challenge every year. Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) is a unique and innovative approach to match available resources with community priorities.   Your input is important in helping us to identify where your tax dollars should be spent.  Using the results from this game, the City intends to review future budget allocations based on which programs most directly and efficiently achieve the community’s priorities.

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