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

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

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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.

Coordinated Entry homeless assistance

The county's approach to organizing and providing housing services for people experiencing homelessness. 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

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

Road maintenance activities

Operations and maintenance projects for the county road system include managing and improving pavement, traffic and drainage, as well as taking care of roadside assets and bridges. Many of these are brief activities that have minimal impact on traffic. 

Road and bridge improvement projects

Activities like roadway replacement, utility replacement, soil improvement and addition of bicyclist and pedestrian features are larger efforts. A project can be a few weeks to a few months long during a construction season and frequently requires detours. 

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


Brooklyn Park

Golden Valley

Long Lake/Orono








Other road projects and projects near roads in your area may be led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, your local municipality or various utility companies. 

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

County road and bridge projects planned in your community

Planned projects

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


East Bush Lake Road reconstruction (County Road 28) - partner project with City of Bloomington and MnDOT

Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Boulevard reconstruction (County Road 152) - partner project with City of Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Park

West Broadway Avenue area road reconstruction (County Roads 103 and 30)


Woodland Trail/County Road 10 repaving and restriping


Elm Creek Road Bridge reconstruction (County Road 202)

Eden Prairie/Chanhassen

Flying Cloud Drive reconstruction (County Road 61)

Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling area county road reconstruction (County Roads 204 and 205)

Golden Valley

Glenwood Avenue repaving and restriping (County Road 40)

Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) over Bassett Creek 

Long Lake/Orono

Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction (County Road 112) - Phases 2 and 3


Penn Avenue reconstruction (County Road 2)

Glenwood Avenue repaving and reconstruction (County Road 40)

Humboldt Avenue reconstruction (County Road 57) 

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

Marshall Street NE (County Road 23)


Minnetonka Boulevard repaving and restriping (County Road 5)


Mound area regional sewer replacement (including County Road 44) - partner project with Metropolitan Council Environmental Services

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Public transportation

Hennepin County engages in extensive transportation planning, plus light rail and bus rapid transit projects, to keep our 1.2 million residents on the move.

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Target Field Station

Explore Target Field Station's public, environmental and transit features through a virtual tour, and learn about parking options and community partners.

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light rail train

Regional Railroad Authority

Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) was established in 1980 as a separate political entity to plan, design and implement light rail transit in Hennepin County.

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Community Works

Hennepin County Community Works partners with cities and other agencies to build long-term value through housing, transit, jobs, and placemaking.

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