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You must complete an absentee ballot application and return it for a ballot to be mailed. You may also vote by absentee in person at the Courthouse beginning 45 days prior to Election Day.
If you are interested in applying to become a child care provider or would like someone to discuss the child care licensing with you, please call Michelle Tautges at (218) 895-4120.
Please visit the Minnesota Department of Health
Please visit the Minnesota Deptartment of Health
Please visit our Parenting & Child Development page for information.
Or request an appointment by calling 218-824-1380.
Mailbox supports are available at the Highway Department office located at 16589 County Road 142 in Brainerd. The cost is $50.00 (plus $3.94 tax) for the hardware to be installed along a county road and may be picked up at the office. Residents who have their mailbox along a county road may request installation of the support on-line under Online Services, Highway Permits. Or by mailing a check for $90.00 (plus $7.09 tax) to the Highway Department office, please include your name, address and phone number with request. For mailboxes not on a county road, hardware is available for purchase and pick up at the office for $90.00 (plus $7.09 tax).
Online: Using MasterCard or Visa. Access MN Courts-Fines. Have your citation number available.
By Phone: Using MasterCard or Visa, call 1800-657-3611. Have your citation number available.
By Mail: Check or Money Order payable to Court Administration. Send to: MN Court Payment Center, PO Box 898, Willmar, MN 56201. Include a copy of your citation or indicate the citation number on the check or money order.
For information regarding Permits to Carry and Permits to Purchase, please visit
For a copy of the house watch/property watch form, please visit House Watch Form.
Yes, an application must be completed along with payment of the required fee.
An application must be completed along with payment of the required fee.
If the applicant moves within the county they receive the permit, they need to contact the Sheriff's Office where they received the permit. If the applicant moves outside the county where the permit was issued and the permit is still valid, they still contact the issuing Sheriff's Office until the permit is no longer valid. However, if the applicant moves outside the county where the permit was issued and the permit expires, they need to contact the county where they currently reside and apply for a permit. The Sheriff's Office needs to be notified within 30 days of moving per Minnesota state law.
By state law the Sheriff's Office has up to 30 days of receipt to either accept or deny the application.
The applicant needs to provide a current driver's license showing the correct address.