CARLTON, Minn. – Carlton County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring Carlton County
in a state of peacetime emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic event effective March 23, 2020 and is adding additional service delivery modifications to protect staff and the public.
These new temporary service modifications will be in effect 8:00 am March 24th until further notice
During this time, we will continue delivering many of our services through alternate means and will be working to design new ways of delivering services that currently depend on face-to-face contact.
COUNTY COURTHOUSE SERVICES
The Carlton County Courthouse is closed to the public except by appointment.
Property Taxes (218) 384-9125
Real Estate Transactions (218) 384-9127
Accounts Payable and Vendors
Assessor’s Office (218) 384-9142
Please call the listed number with any other questions or email us by going to the Carlton County Website, under the Assessor Department, select contact the Assessor.
We are working closely with the Department of Revenue (DOR), and our Local Town Boards and City Councils regarding upcoming Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meetings. At this time we are awaiting direction from the DOR. We will share more updates with our public when more information becomes available to us. Be assured we will do our best to accommodate and preserve every property owner’s right to appeal their 2020 valuations as always and hope that this current situation eases allowing some return to regular operations soon. The Assessor’s office and staff thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times.
Economic Development (218) 384-9597
Although our physical location will be closed, the EDA office is not. For now:
Economic Development team members will work remotely from their homes.
One-on-one meetings that our team normally would take in person will be replaced with phone or video calls.
Email is the best way to reach our team during this time. We will check email regularly during normal business hours.
Mary Finnegan, EDA Executive Director, email@example.com
Brenda Nyberg, Loan and Grant Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org
County Coordinator/Human Resources 218-384-9140
Real Estate 218-384-9122
Vital Records 218-384-9156
Zoning and Environmental Services 218-384-9176
*Minnesota Sixth Judicial District Court 218-384-9578
Guardian Ad Litem – Timothy Dipuma (218) 384-9511
COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER SERVICES
The CARLTON COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER, including the COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, is closed to the general public. There will be limited access to the Law Enforcement Center via use of the lobby phone.
Attorney’s Office 218-384-9166
EXTENSION / CHESTNUT STREET BUILDING SERVICES
The Carlton County Extension/Chestnut Street building is closed to the public except by appointment only.
Community and Family Initiatives Department (218) 384-4284
Office is closed to the public
All trainings, group activities, client intakes and events are cancelled until further notice
All non-mandated services are temporarily discontinued
At this time, most department staff are working remotely. Please call the number listed above or email us by going to the Carlton County Website, under the Community and Family Initiative’s Department; select the “contact us” button.
Extension Office (218) 384-3511
At this time, most department staff are working remotely. Please call the number listed above or email us by going to the Carlton County Website.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING
The Carlton County Community Services Building remains open; however, some services are temporarily closed to the public, including the CareerForce Center and the Motor Vehicle Registration Office. The Veterans Services Office is closed to the public except by appointment.
PUBLIC HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (218) 879-4511
The health and safety of the community and our staff continues to be our priority. For this reason, the following is our plan during this time:
MOTOR VEHICLE AND DRIVERS LICENSING (218) 879-5951
VETERANS SERVICES (218) 499-6838
*Please note that veterans exposed to Agent Orange, Gulf War Undiagnosed Illnesses, Gulf War Burn Pits, Heart Conditions, and Diabetes can have a much greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). By limiting public contact, we can keep you, the veteran, and your family safer as we all work hard to fight this invisible enemy. Thanks for your military service and limited public contact understanding.
TRANSPORTATION BUILDING SERVICES
Land Department (218) 384-4287
Transportation Department (218) 384-9150
Please call the number listed above or email us by going to the Carlton County Website, under the Transportation Department; select “contact us” button if you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed.
COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS
The County Board plans at this time to hold the regular Board meetings currently scheduled for April 14th and 27th, but the manner in which those meetings will be held may be subject to social distancing or other Coronavirus related restrictions. The Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for April 7th is cancelled. Please check the county website’s “County Office Update” and “News Flash” areas for the most up-to-date information, as the situation is very fluid and will continue to change.
Further Information: Please be aware that a number of county related meetings have been postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. Carlton County will continue to provide information as it becomes available. More information about changes to our services can be found on our website www.co.carlton.mn.us.