Hennepin County



Take part in our democracy

For candidates

File for office
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

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

doctor examining infant


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

Read more aboutClinics

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.

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.


Hennepin County Waypoint

Health and Human Services has developed a digital, mobile-friendly directory that connects people experiencing homelessness or extreme financial hardship to services they need.

Service providers – learn how to add your services to the directory.

Coordinated Entry homeless assistance

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


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.

Federal court class action settlement

Learn about Hennepin County's involvement in a recent child protection court case.

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.

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.

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

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

Current construction

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 and recently completed projects on county roads and bridges.


Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Park


Eden Prairie and Chanhassen


Fort Snelling


Long Lake and Orono


Mound and Minnetrista



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.

Learn more about the 2019 construction season.


Studies and future projects

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

Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis

Brooklyn Park


Golden Valley and Minneapolis


Long Lake and Orono


Minneapolis and Richfield

Minneapolis and Robbinsdale 



St. Anthony

St. Louis Park

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

Road and bridge maintenance

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.

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.

Lowry Avenue Bridge lighting

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.

Report a problem

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.

red line bus

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.

Read more aboutTransit improvements
target field station at night

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.

Read more aboutTarget Field Station
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.

Read more aboutRegional Railroad Authority
midtown greenway bike trail

Community Works

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

Read more aboutCommunity Works