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Hennepin County

Your government

Budget and finance

Open the books

Find information on the county budget, including program-specific budget information, the proposed budget, and budget hearing dates. Learn more.

Find comprehensive annual financial reports for the county and the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, and financial statements for the Hennepin County Housing Redevelopment Authority. Learn more.


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Get involved


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Get an inside view on government

The Hennepin County Academy offers a unique opportunity to get an inside perspective on how county government works and to become engaged through a series of seven free interactive classes. Sessions meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9 p.m., at various county facilities.

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Guiding the county

Other authorities

Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) was established in 1987 to serve the housing, economic development, and redevelopment needs of the citizens of Hennepin County and its municipalities. Read more.

Regional Railroad Authority

The 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.

Open government

Transparency and collaboration


Protecting quality of life


Learn about the county

By putting the customer first, Hennepin County employees work every day to achieve our mission, vision and goals. We strive to improve our services through proactive, innovative public stewardship, and we are committed to reducing disparities and making a long-term impact by focusing on outcomes in education, employment, health, housing, income, justice and transportation. Learn more.

Projects and initiatives

Learn about work that improves communities

Research and data

The county by the numbers