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Hennepin County remains committed to providing services to residents during the ongoing pandemic and the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Many county services continue to be offered online, by phone and in person by appointment in response to COVID-19. Additional county services have also temporarily relocated from the Hennepin County Government Center in preparation for the trial.

Hennepin County’s role in the trial is to ensure that the Fourth Judicial District Court can conduct business in a safe and effective manner. To do that, it is necessary to restrict access to the Government Center to court-related services and implement additional security measures inside and outside the building.

Services temporarily relocating

Note: Google location pages may not be up to date.

County Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division

The division remains open for on-site services for cases scheduled during the trial. Services unrelated to scheduled cases are available remotely. To access remote services for adult felony cases, call 612-348-4003; for juvenile felony cases, call 612-348-7916.

Domestic Abuse Service Center

The provisional remote services access room in the Government Center —LL0720— is closed. To access remote services, including advocacy, orders for protection, and safety planning, call 612-348-5073.

Economic assistance

For emergency services normally offered at the Government Center, go to the Health Services building, at 525 Portland Avenue. Service is available on the 6th floor, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nonemergency benefits are being sent by U.S. Mail. This includes:

  • Emergency checks
  • Bus cards
  • EBT cards
  • Pay cards

Most economic assistance services are available by phone and online. Find out more about how to access these and other related services.

  • For economic assistance information, call 612-596-1300.
  • For social services information, call 612-348-4111.

Law library

Curbside pickup is suspended and book drop is unavailable. No late fees will accrue, and all due dates are extended. Law library staff are available by phone (612-348-2903) and email ( Visit for details.

Licenses, certificates and permits

View service options. Services are available online, by mail, by fax and in person at other locations. Appointments may be booked out far in advance. Avoid the wait by using online service options when possible.


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Contact your probation officer before any appointments scheduled at the Government Center. If you do not have your probation officer's contact information, email If your probation officer directs you to the Government Center, allow for extra time due to increased security measures and limited parking.

Property taxes

View service options. Make it easy and convenient by using online payment methods. Conventional payment methods are also available.

Recorder/Registrar of Titles

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Serve claims and summons to the clerk's office

Until further notice, legal service of process upon the County of Hennepin should be made at the Health Services Building located at 525 Portland Avenue South in Minneapolis. Service can be accepted on behalf of the county auditor and chair of the county board at this location by appointment. To make an appointment, please call 612-348-3011.

Sheriff’s Office

To access Sheriff’s Office services in City Hall, use the entrance on 4th Street. The gun permits office is conducting business by appointment only. Schedule an appointment and learn more. The civil process office remains open.

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