Hennepin County



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Plans and preparation

Natural and man-made disasters

Emergency management

Working with residents and local, state and federal government to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.
Learn more about emergency management.

Disaster recovery collaborative

This group of organizations throughout Hennepin County is planning for human services needs following a crisis.
Learn more about the DRC.


Protecting air, land and water

Health and medical

Promoting health and wellness

doctor examining infant


From Red Door Services to NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center to the Mental Health Center, care for yourself, body and soul. 

Read more aboutClinics

Health care assistance

You can get help paying for the care you need for yourself and your family. Read more.

Human services

Help for people

Find the right services for you

Human services offers help and support for Hennepin County residents, from food assistance to mental health assessments. To learn more about the different programs offered, visit the human services directory.

Financial assistance

Emergency assistance

Short-term assistance for families that are in a financial crisis that poses a direct threat to the physical health or safety of a child.
Learn how to apply.

Health care assistance

Access the health care program that is right for you and your family.
Find out more.

Food assistance

Programs help people to purchase groceries, or supplement the food they can put on the table for themselves and their families. 
Learn about the SNAP program.
Learn about WIC services.

Cash assistance

Financial assistance for families and single adults.
Learn which programs are available

Child care assistance

Help is available for parents who are working or attending school.
Learn how to apply

Burial assistance

When families need help arranging their loved ones’ final resting place, Hennepin County can help.
Learn more


Resources for youth

Assistance is available to help youth to continue their education, and get jobs, heath care and public assistance.
Learn more

Veterans service

Support and help for veterans and their families as they try to navigate through county, state and federal benefits systems.
Learn about the services we provide

Office of Multicultural Services

Help for immigrants and refugees to get health care, public assistance and other services.
Learn how we can help.

Housing and homelessness

The county's ten-year plan to end homelessness is being implemented through immediate placement services, homelessness prevention programs and housing development.
Learn more about initiatives for housing and homelessness.


Child protection services

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911. To report child abuse, call 612-348-3552. Learn more about our services.

Adult protection services

If a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, call 911. To report abuse, call 844-880-1574. Read more about protecting vulnerable adults.

Treatment for chemical addiction

From assessment to treatment and case management services, help is available. Learn more.

Civil commitment

Clinical screening for people at risk of commitment due to mental illness, chemical dependency, or developmental disabilities. Learn more.

Foster care for adults

Adult foster care provides residential care for people age 18 and over who need supportive housing and services due to physical, emotional and developmental or mental health reasons. Learn more.

Employment services

Resources and assistance for people in search of a job. Learn more.

Privacy for human services clients

The county asks for private information about you to help determine your benefits. Learn about the county's privacy practices and how you can access information the county has about you. Read more.

Safe at Home program

Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or others who fear for their safety can maintain a confidential address through this program from the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State. Read more.


Satisfy your curiosity

Licenses, certificates and permits

Make it official

Motor vehicles

Driver's license

Anyone who drives a motor vehicle on public streets or highways in Minnesota must carry a valid driver’s license. Apply for your license.

Vehicle titles, tabs, and plates

Transfer your title, renew your license tabs, and get your license plates. Get started.

ATV, boat or snowmobile registration

Register your ATV, boat or snowmobile at a Hennepin County Service Center. Register your vehicle.


Driver's license

Anyone who drives a motor vehicle on public streets or highways in Minnesota must carry a valid driver’s license. Apply for your license.

Minnesota state ID

A Minnesota ID card can be issued to a state resident of any age. Apply for your state ID.


Recreational license, pass, or permit

Get your cross-country ski pass, hunting and fishing license, and state park permit. Read more.

Get a document notarized

Our service centers can notarize documents. Get your document notarized.


Find resources and services

Property information search

Get information on Hennepin County properties, including taxes due (tax statement), current and prior year taxes, assessment values, tax parcel description and sales information. Search now.

Understanding your property taxes

Property taxes are your share of the total cost of local government, and they are used to help support a variety of valuable resources in the county, cities and schools. Hennepin County is committed to managing that share wisely and transparently.

Learn about how taxes are determined and what they pay for, and get information about your property tax notices. Read more.


Owners must apply for homestead classification, and it remains until the property is sold or the owner or relative no longer uses it as a primary place of residence. Read more.


Real estate recording information

Legal documents from real estate transactions related to property within Hennepin County, and other documents such as military separations and tax liens are recorded here. Read more.

Real estate document copies and research

Free on-site public viewing of all documents recorded and filed with us. Copies of documents are available for a fee. Read more.


Access county land records in person or online. Unlimited online access is available for a subscription. Search property records online.

Examiner of Titles

Attorneys, title insurance companies, real estate brokers, mortgage companies, and real estate owners interact with this office for legal issues related to registered land. Get instructions and forms.

Housing programs


The homestead program may qualify a property for a reduced classification rate, reduced taxable market value, property tax refund, and special program eligibility. Read more.

Fair housing

If you, the buyer or renter, feel you have been discriminated against by a seller or landlord, you have certain legal rights. Read more.

Federal housing programs

Federal funding creates and preserves affordable housing stock and community public service programs. Read more.

Lead-based paint and Healthy Homes program

Grant assistance to repair and safely remove health hazards in homes, including lead paint, radon, moisture, trips and falls, and other safety issues. Read more.

Property sales

Tax-forfeited land

Learn about the tax-forfeited land program and find properties to purchase. Read more.


The Sheriff's foreclosures database gives information on sales of real estate conducted by the Sheriff. Learn more.

Surplus property

The public can buy various types of county property through sealed bids, requests for proposals and auctions. Property can include county vehicles, buildings, office furniture and land. Read more

Public safety and law

Protecting the community


Adult probation

Adult probation assesses defendants booked into jail, conducts pre-sentencing investigations and prepares criminal history summaries, supervises offenders in the community, and provides transitional services for offenders leaving state prisons. Learn more.

Juvenile probation

Juvenile probation screens juvenile cases, prepares reports for the court, supervises youth on probation, and collaborates with community organizations. Learn more.


Find a probation location.

Medical Examiner's Office

The Medical Examiner's Office provides death investigative services and forensic autopsy services for deaths in Hennepin, Dakota, Scott, and other counties across the midwest. Learn more.


Bike, walk, hike and play

Biking and walking

Hennepin County is committed to supporting livable communities and healthy citizens. By encouraging bicycling and walking as an integral part of daily life, the county supports environmentally-responsible, cost-effective, and healthy ways to travel. Learn more.

Public beach inspections

Hennepin County environmental health staff sample and analyze water at 31 public beaches to ensure whether or not the water is safe for swimming, and provides information about health-related beach closures. Read more.

Recycling and hazardous waste

Doing your part for the environment

Green Disposal Guide

Looking to get rid of your old electronics, appliances or mattresses? Have leftover paint or household, lawn and garden products?

Find disposal options in Hennepin County’s Green Disposal Guide.


Connecting people to places

County road and bridge construction projects in your community

For up-to-date information about road closures, detours and other construction updates, explore the county's interactive transportation map.

To get email updates when construction activities occur, sign up for road, bridge and trail updates

Road maintenance projects

The county's transportation operations projects include new road surface and curbs, improved rain and snow drainage and signal improvements.

Below is a link for the most recent projects. 

Road and bridge improvement projects

Many of these projects are reconstruction projects, which involve larger scale improvements such as utility replacement, soil improvement or addition of facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians. 

Below is a list of current road and bridge projects on county roads. 


Brooklyn Park

Golden Valley

Long Lake/Orono




County road and bridge projects planned in your community

Planned projects

The following are planned reconstruction and other notable projects for 2017 and beyond. 

Brooklyn Park

West Broadway Avenue (County Road 103)


Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) - also Eden Prairie


Woodland Trail/County Road 10


Elm Creek Road (County Road 202)

Eden Prairie

Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) - also Chanhassen

Golden Valley

Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40)

Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) over Bassett Creek 

Long Lake

Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) - also Orono


Pinto Drive (County Roads 115 and 116)


Franklin, Cedar and Minnehaha avenues area

Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40)

Bridges over the Midtown Greenway (County Roads 35 and 152)

Humboldt Avenue (County Road 57) 

Lake Street Connections (County Road 3 at I-35W)

Marshall Street NE (County Road 23)


Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5)


Brown Road bridge (County Road 146)

Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) - also Long Lake


County Road 24

Getting around Hennepin County

Public transportation

Learn about bus and LRT projects throughout the county.
Read more about public transportation.

Community works

Hennepin County Community Works partners with cities and other agencies to foster redevelopment, transportation, public works infrastructure, parks, trails and the environment.
Learn more about community works.

Bottineau LRT

This project expands upon the existing blue line and will extend from downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park, serving the northwest Twin Cities metro.
Read more about Bottineau LRT.

Lowry Avenue

Lowry Avenue community works is county-led effort established in 1999 to improve transportation options, offer housing choice, and support business growth in the Lowry Avenue communities.
Read more about Lowry Avenue community works.


Partners develop and support the Midtown Greenway, as well as leverage economic growth in the area, including the Lake Street corridor.
Learn more about Midtown community works.

Penn Avenue

This project stimulates livability along the Penn Avenue corridor in North Minneapolis, extending from the Southwest Light Rail Transit Penn Avenue Station at I-394 to Osseo Road and 49th Avenue North.
Read more about Penn Avenue community works.

Southwest LRT

Scheduled to open in 2018, the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) line will extend from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.
Learn more about Southwest community works.