Department Phone Description
Administrator's Office  320-591-1620 County Board of Commissioners and Board Meeting Times and Dates
Assessor's Office  320-591-1632 Homestead Applications, Property Valuations, Classification, or Assessment information
Attorney's Office  320-591-1560 Victims, Witnesses, and other parties involving Criminal Prosecutions
Auditor's Office  320-591-1670 Land Transfers, Elections, Tobacco, 3.2, Liquor, Transient, and Auctioneer Licensing, Accounting, Real and Personal Tax Calculation, Delinquent Tax, and Forfeited Land
Children's Services  320-591-1570 Child Protection/Child Welfare, Adoption, and Child care/Foster Care Licensing
Child Support Office  320-591-1570 Location of Absent Parents, Establishment of Paternity, Establishment and Modification of Support Orders, and Enforcement of Support Orders
Court Administration Office  320-591-1500 Orders from the Court including Traffic, Criminal, Civil, Family, Juvenile, Probate, Conciliation, Court Cases, Payment of Fines, and Jury Services
Crime Victim Advocate  320-591-1567 Victims Rights and Information regarding cases
Disability Services, Vulnerable Adult, and Foster Care Licensing - Adult  320-216-4100 Foster Care licensing (Adult), Mental Health (child/adult), Vulnerable Adult Protection, Elderly Screening, Developmental Disabilities (child/adult), and Chemical Dependency (child/adult)
Extension Office  320-591-1650 Nutrition Education Program, 4-H Clubs and programs available, becoming a Master Gardener, Soil Samples, Farm Land, and University of MN Bulletins
Financial Assistance Office  320-591-1570 Child Care, Financial, Medical Assistance, and Food Support
Highway Office  320-216-4200 Surveying, culverts, problems with roads, county maps and plat books, road signs, access/entrance permits, Encroachments and Easements, and dead animals on roads
Human Resources Office  320-591-1622 Employment Opportunities, Employee Benefit Programs, Recruitment and Selection Information or Classification/Compensation information
Jail  320-629-8400 Inmate Visiting Hours, Inmate Bail, Work Release/STS, Jail Records, Fingerprinting
Land Office  320-216-4225 Tax-Forfeited Lands, County Land Sales, and Timber Sales
Probation Office  320-591-1550 Juvenile, adult misdemeanor and adult gross misdemeanor offenders subject to investigation or supervision under Court Order
Public Health Office  320-216-4100 Public Health Nursing, Nursing Home Screening, Elderly Services, Children with Special Needs, and Health Education
Recorder's Office  320-591-1642 Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates, Marriage Applications, Veteran Discharge Papers, Clergy and Notary Registry, Tract Searches, and Taxpayer’s Land Documents
Sheriff's Office  320-629-8380


Gun permits, Background Check,Sheriff Records (accident, police reports), Civil Process, Bad Checks

Treasurer's Office  320-591-1660 Current Year Property Tax
Veteran's Service Office  320-216-4250 Veteran’s benefits including Compensation, Pension, Healthcare, Education, Home Loans, Burial Benefits, Veteran’s Preference, and Life Insurance
WIC Office


WIC, Dental Varnishing, and Immunizations. 320-216-4150 in Sandstone
Zoning Office  320-216-4220                                             Zoning and on-site Septic systems in shoreland or non-shoreland areas, subdivisions, and building site permits