Hennepin County

Residents

Elections

Take part in our democracy

Emergencies

Get help in a crisis

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.

Mental health crises

Mobile crisis teams are available 24-7 to help children and adults who are in need of immediate help or assessment. Contact us.

Emergency management

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


Environment

Protecting air, land and water

Health and medical

Promoting health and wellness

doctor examining infant

Clinics

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.

Resources for youth

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

Intervention

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 612-348-8526. 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

Temporary care for children who cannot stay in their own homes. Information about the program and how to become a foster family. 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.

Libraries

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.

Identification

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.

Other

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.

Property

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.

Homestead

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.

Recording

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.

RecordEASE

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

Homestead

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.

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.

Foreclosures

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

Probation

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.

Locations

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.

Recreation

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

A to Z how to get rid of it 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 A to Z How-to-Get-Rid-of-It Guide.

Transportation

Connecting people to places

2015 construction projects

Major road construction projects often last for more than one road construction season. Here are the major projects under construction in 2015:

County Road 101 (Bushaway Road) Minnetonka, Woodland and Wayzata

County Road 101 - Minnetonka

County Road 5 - Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park

County Road 9 - Lake Drive, Robbinsdale

Fletcher Lane (County Road 116), Rogers

Franklin Avenue Bridge (County Road 5), Minneapolis

County Road 48 - Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Shady Oak Road (County Road 61), Hopkins and Minnetonka

Shady Oak Road (County Road 61), Eden Prairie

County Road 47 - Plymouth

County Road 12 - Champlin

Other projects include new road surface and curbs, improved rain and snow drainage, upgraded sanitary sewer and watermain systems, lighting signal improvements, landscaping and new bike lanes. Read more about additional projects.

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