Hennepin County


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Contract opportunities

The county acquires goods and services through a process accessible to all businesses. Find current opportunities.

Supplier Portal 

The county is now posting all commodities and biddable services opportunities in the Supplier Portal. Most professional services requests for proposals will soon be posted in the Supplier Portal. Learn more about the Supplier Portal.

Vendor accounting information 

Find substitute W-9s, and information for purchase orders and invoices. Find information.

Workers compensation billing 

Find information for submitting workers compensation claims. Find information.

Fort Snelling Upper Post

The county has made improvements to the site with grant funding and is currently leading a task force to consolidate land titles and development rights. Learn more.

Environmental education

Organizations in the county have access to free environmental education resources, including activity guides, education kits, educational flyers and pamphlets, articles, posts and images, and tours and field trip funding.

Hennepin County provides funding, training and support to organizations to implement projects that empower their audiences to take action to protect the environment through the Green Partners environmental education program. Learn about grant funding available, sign up for our environmental education newsletter, and connect with others at a networking meeting.


Aquatic invasive species prevention

Grant funds are available to help local units of government and organizations implement projects that prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Learn more about AIS prevention and grants.

Ryan White HIV services

The county contracts with metro-area clinics and community-based organizations to provide core medical and supportive services for people living with HIV who have low income. Learn more.

Affordable housing incentive fund

This loan program funds development of affordable housing units for very low-income households. Loans are used for a variety of housing activities.

  • Rental
  • Homeownership
  • New construction
  • Substantial and moderate rehabilitation
  • Preservation  
  • Transitional
  • Supportive
  • Mixed-income

Read more.

County transportation maps

Transportation maps

You can get a copy of print road and bike maps at most county service centers or libraries, by calling 612-596-0352 or by using the road and bike map request form.

You can also download a copy of the road map below. 

2016 Hennepin County road map (PDF)

Construction activity

Each year, there are several different types of projects that take place across the entire county road system. Some are larger reconstruction projects, while others are shorter road maintenance projects.  

Learn more about county road and bridge construction projects 

View current projects and major transportation issues on the interactive transportation map

Licenses and permits

Make it official


An entrance permit is required on county roads:

  • Whenever a new driveway or street connection is proposed on a county road
  • Whenever an existing driveway is proposed to be modified (widened, channelized, relocated, etc.)
  • Whenever a driveway is removed (required for work in the county roadway right-of-way)
  • Changes in site land uses (even if no modifications to existing driveways are proposed)
  • If temporary access is needed to facilitate construction activities
  • If development-driven traffic impacts predicate needed changes on the county roadway (such as the need for turn or auxiliary lanes)

Apply for an entrance permit.


The county issues gambling permits only within communities that are unchartered. Learn more.

Recycling and hazardous waste

Disposal, licenses and assistance

Information for licensed haulers who deliver municipal solid waste to Hennepin County’s facilities, including the operating manual, fee reports, holiday hours and newsletter.

Read more.


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 resources in the county, cities and schools.

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

Federal housing programs

The county uses federal funds to provide financial assistance for home ownership, housing rehabilitation, public service for low income households, and affordable rental housing. 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.


An online database gives information on real estate sales conducted by the sheriff. Use the database.

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

Environmental Response Fund

This grant program funds assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites. Read more.

Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund

Low-interest loans are available to clean up hazardous waste and petroleum contamination. Read more

Bassett Creek Areawide Groundwater Study

Information from the Bassett Creek Areawide Groundwater Study, which provides a comprehensive picture of the area’s environmental history and groundwater contamination, is now available through an Environmental Data Access Tool (EDAT). Read more