Latest COVID-19 news:

 
While most buildings are temporarily closed to the public, St. Louis County continues to offer services by phone, email, mail and online. Additionally, we have started a phased approach to offering certain services in person.
 
We are committed to protecting the safety of our citizens and employees within county facilities, while also ensuring we continue to serve the people of St. Louis County.

COVID testing information:

If you think you should be tested, your first step should be to contact your medical provider. 

MDH guidelines on testing

If you do not have a medical provider or have other reasons for needing to be tested, there are several other testing options:

Free saliva tests at the DECC

Free community testing events in MN

Minnesota Mask Mandate:

Per the Governor’s Executive Order, face coverings are required to be worn in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless alone.  Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks must cover both nose and mouth. Learn more.

How to report a mask violation:

For violations by restaurants and food service establishments, pools, or lodging services: Use the MDH Online Complaint Form.

To ask questions or report violations that relate to worker health and safety: Contact the Department of Labor and Industry by email at osha.compliance@state.mn.us or call 651-284-5050 or 1-877-470-6742.

 

Learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself. 


What to know when you visit a county building

All visitors must complete a self-screening for COVID symptoms prior to entering any county facility, including a temperature check.
 
Visitors are required to wear a face mask that covers both mouth and nose; and to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance for the duration of their visit.
 
Anyone who is sick or experiencing any of the following symptoms, or who has someone in their household who is experiencing these symptoms, which cannot be attributed to another known health condition, should not enter any county buildings:
  • Fever (100.4 F or higher)
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Administration

County Administration staff are available by phone/email. 

Contact information

Assessor

Assessor’s Office staff members are available by phone/email. Contact information

The assessor who values and classifies your property should be your first contact if you have questions or want more information.  Assessors can review parcel records with you and explain local sales activity, zoning regulations, and general market trends.

Find your assessor by name or region

Special note for reappraisal areas for 2021 assessment (for taxes payable in 2022):  Due to distancing recommendations related to COVID-19, the appraiser will not be making a personal introduction and will be viewing your property from a St. Louis County vehicle.  If the COVID-19 distancing measurements are no longer in place when your property is visited, the appraiser will then be requesting permission to view your property.

Auditor

The Auditor’s Office at the Miller Hill Mall is open to the public though with numerous safety protocols in place to protect customers and employees. People are encouraged to continue using the secure drop box outside the Service Center for transactions when at all possible. 

Learn more

The Auditor's Office is offering curbside service by appointment in Duluth and Virginia for anyone wishing to request an absentee ballot, or who wishes to vote early by absentee ballot. To schedule an appointment, call 218-726-2385 in Duluth, or 218-749-7104 in Virginia, or email elections@stlouiscountymn.gov

For other transactions involving the Auditor’s Office, secure drop boxes or mail slots are available for people to leave paperwork and payments. 

Learn more and contact information

County Attorney

The County Attorney’s Office offers in person meetings with attorneys and victim/witness staff by appointment. 

Contact information

County Board

County Board meetings are open to public attendance. Seating will be limited to 10 citizens to ensure safe physical distancing. People are also welcome to provide comments to the Board in advance via voice mail and e-mail. Voice messages may be left at 218-726-2109, and will be played during the Board meeting. Emails sent to publiccomment@stlouiscountymn.gov will be forwarded to all commissioners.

Courts - 6th Judicial District

St. Louis County Courthouses are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., for court customer service. People needing court services are still encouraged to do so remotely. The courts recognize that some services, including access to public records terminals, can only be done in person. Courts in St. Louis County are part of the 6th Judicial District. 

Learn more and contact information

Environmental Services

The St. Louis County Landfill, Transfer Stations and Solid Waste Drop Off sites remain open to the public. Though, due to the possibility of a staffing shortage, please call 218-749-9703 or 1-800-450-9278  before visiting any of our sites. 

Learn more

Extension Office

Staff members, including Youth in Action and gardening/horticulture, are available by phone/email.  

Contact information

Human Resources

Staff are available by phone/email. 

Contact information

Employment opportunities

Land and Minerals

Land & Minerals staff members are available by phone/email. In person appointments will be available from 10-3 on Wednesdays, beginning July 29, at the Government Services Center in Duluth.

Contact information to learn more or make an appointment

Law Library

The law libraries are currently closed to public access. For service, call Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota at 218-623-8100.

Planning and Development

All services are available by phone, email and online. In-person appointments are available on Wednesday mornings at the Government Services Center-Virginia.

Contact information for accessing services and scheduling appointments

Public Health and Human Services

Staff members continue to provide service while limiting public interaction. In-person meetings with financial workers are available by appointment by calling 218-726-2274 in Duluth, or 218-471-7391 in Virginia.

St. Louis County Public Health & Human Services created a help line. Call 218-336-HELP (336-4357) to learn about community resources that are available near you. Phones are answered Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For all other Public Health & Human Services, find contact information and learn more.

 

Public Works

St. Louis County Public Works maintenance, construction, permitting and land survey activities are all essential critical sector services, and have continued unabated during the pandemic. 

While Public Works buildings have been closed to general walk in traffic, services are available by phone, email, website applications and by appointment in the field (e.g. meeting a property owner at their home to review a driveway concern or meeting a property owner to discuss right of way acquisition.)  In addition, we have accommodated the exchange of documents through the use of drop boxes at our facilities. 

Learn more and find contact information

Purchasing

Purchasing Division staff members are available by phone/email. 

Contact Information

Recorder's Office - Public Records

The Recorder's Office offers curbside service by appointment in Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing. Additionally, the Recorder's Office has added a new option for people to schedule appointments online. This service is limited to urgent and vital records requests only. 

Information on how to schedule an appointment

For questions, or to discuss if an appointment is needed, call 218-726-2559.

Sheriff's Office

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office continues to serve the public. As always, in an emergency or to file a report, call 911.

For non emergencies and other services from the Sheriff’s Office, learn more and find contact information.

Veterans Services

Veterans Service Officers are available by phone/email. 

Contact information