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Discover how to get your name on the ballot and information about the process.

Campaign finance
Register your political committee and file campaign finance reports.


Plans and preparation

Health emergencies

Public health emergencies

Hennepin County coordinates resources to ensure adequate preparation for large-scale public health crises.
Learn more about public health emergency preparedness.


Learn about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the county's response.

Learn about the federal government's COVID relief package.

Mental health crises

Mobile crisis teams are available 24-7 to help children and adults who are in need of immediate help or assessment. 
Learn more about mental health emergencies.

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.


Informing local governments and residents about the risks of landslide hazards in the county to guide landslide hazard avoidance, mitigation efforts, and emergency response planning.
Learn more about landslides.

Disaster recovery collaborative

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

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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Human services

Help for people

Search and apply for help

The most valuable benefit is time.

You can save time by connecting with us online or by phone. If you’re not sure where to begin, people are available to help you find the supports you need. Call 612-348-4111.

Online services

Emergency assistance

Find out about rent assistance and other aid.

Health care assistance

Explore options and apply for health insurance benefits through MNSure.

Cash, food and child care

Apply for these resources through

Find more information on cash, food and child care assistance.

Free and low-cost help, including meals, shelter and clothing

Find resources from Hennepin Waypoint.

Housing with services

Find openings with the Hennepin Housing Key.

Reporting suspected child maltreatment

Fill out the form.

Search the full human services directory

Browse the county's full list of human services.


Resources for youth

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

Veterans Services

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.

Partnering to end 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.

Search the full human services directory

Browse the county's full list of human services.

Housing and shelter

Hennepin County Waypoint

Waypoint is a digital, mobile friendly directory that connects people experiencing homelessness or extreme financial hardship to services they need. Learn more and access Waypoint.

Coordinated entry homeless assistance

The Coordinated Entry System is the county's approach to organizing and providing housing services for people experiencing homelessness..

Shelter information

Shelter is meant to serve as a temporary, safe place to stay while you are figuring out your next step. Learn more about shelter options and other emergency programs.


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.

Civil commitment

This is the process of clinical assessment of a person who is at risk of being committed, based on mental illness, chemical dependency, or developmental disabilities. Learn more about civil commitment.

Treatment for chemical addiction

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

Search the full human services directory

Browse the county's full list of human services.

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The child care assistance program helps families pay for child care so parents can work, look for a job or attend school. The program is available for children younger than 13 and for children with special needs who are younger than 15. Learn more about child care assistance.

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.

Through the Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP), Hennepin County can connect you with help to meet your family's urgent needs and support you in reaching your goals. Learn more.

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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.

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.

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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 license tabs

Renew your vehicle license tabs before they expire. Renew your tabs.

Vehicle titles 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.

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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.

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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

Access county land records in person or online. Options include a fee per item subscription, limited index searches at no cost and a self-service research center. Access property records.

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.

Home repairs program

Loans for qualified households of up to $30,000 for home repairs and maintenance. 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 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 about adult probation.

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

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 about the ME's office.


Bike, walk, hike and play

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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.

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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

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Activities like roadway replacement, utility replacement, soil improvement and addition of features for biking, walking and rolling are typically large efforts. A project can be a few weeks to a few months long during a construction season. Many of these projects require ongoing lane restrictions or detours.

Learn more about the 2021 construction season.

Below is a list of major county road and bridges project that are currently in progress or recently completed.

Brooklyn Park



Minneapolis and Richfield

Minneapolis and Robbinsdale


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.

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

The following are corridor studies, planned reconstruction projects and other notable projects for later this year and beyond.

Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie and Richfield 

  • I-494 corridor - partner project with MnDOT and cities of Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie and Richfield

Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis

Brooklyn Park



Golden Valley and Minneapolis





St. Louis Park

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

The Hennepin County Adopt-A-Highway program was established in 1991 to involve the community in the beautifying of our highway roadsides. Through the program, volunteers pledge to keep county roads free of litter. Learn more about the program.

The Lowry Avenue Bridge at the Lowry Avenue crossing of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis has multi-color lights to illuminate the arches. Organizations may request special lighting by completing the application, to recognize a specific cause or commemorate or enhance a specific community event. Learn more about Lowry Bridge lighting.

Let us know if there is a county road with issues like a pothole, a traffic signal needing attention, debris in the road or overhanging limbs. You can also let us know about issues with snow removal on a county road. Learn more about who to contact and how.

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Transit improvements

Hennepin County is investing in a fully built-out transit system, including light rail and bus rapid transit, to benefit the region and carry us into the future.

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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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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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