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.
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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.
The County Attorney’s Office offers in person meetings with attorneys and victim/witness staff by appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org will be forwarded to all commissioners.
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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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.
Staff members, including Youth in Action and gardening/horticulture, are available by phone/email.
The law libraries are currently closed to public access. For service, call Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota at 218-623-8100.
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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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.