Information about COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 impact on county services:

The St. Louis County Auditor’s Office and Recorder's Office are offering limited in-person services.

The Auditor's Office is open at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth and the Government Services Center in Virginia to assist people with property tax payments.  No appointment is needed.

The Recorder's Office is open – by appointment only – at both the Courthouse in Duluth and the Government Services Center in Virginia to assist people needing vital records or real estate recordings.
While most buildings remain temporarily closed to the public, St. Louis County continues to offer services by phone, email, mail and online.
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.

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


County Administration staff are available by phone/email. 

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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.


The Auditor's Office is open for people needing service for property tax payments at the Courthouse in Duluth and the Government Services Center in Virginia.

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

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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. 

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County Attorney

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

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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 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. 

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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. 

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Extension Office

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

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Human Resources

Staff are available by phone/email. 

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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. 

Contact information for accessing services

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.

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. 

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Purchasing Division staff members are available by phone/email. 

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Recorder's Office - Public Records

The Recorder's Office is open by appointment only in Duluth and Virginia for people needing vital records or real estate recordings.

Curbside service will continue to be offered in Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing.

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. 

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