Carlton County, MN


What is the phone number for the Probation Office?

(218)384-9161 or (218)384-9188.

When does the County Board meet?

County Board meetings are held the second Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and the fourth Monday at 4:00 p.m. of each month. A Committee of the Whole meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. These meetings are all located at the Carlton County Transportation Building unless notified otherwise.

What is the phone number for the Transfer Station?


How do I contact the Auto License Bureau?

The Motor Vehicle Department may be reached at (218)879-5951 or by visiting their Department page.

Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

Birth certificates can be obtained from the Carlton County Recorder's Office. For questions, please call (218)384-9156.

Where can I pay a traffic ticket or court fine?

Fines can be paid online here and Court fines can be paid here .

What are the Carlton County office hours?

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for holidays. Please note:  the Motor Vehicle Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for holidays. The Law Enforcement Center and Jail hours may vary.

What is the phone number for Court Administration?


Where do I vote?

You can log in to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Website to use their Polling Place Finder, or you can call our office at (218) 384-9127. We have more information on elections here.

Who are the three highest paid employees of Carlton County?

Highest Paid Employees

Pursuant to H.F. No. 1481, 4th Engrossment - 84th Legislative Session (2005 - 2006)

Article 2, Section 39. [471.701] SALARY DATA

A city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees. This notice may be provided on the homepage of the primary Web site maintained by the political subdivision for a period of not less than 90 consecutive days, in a publication of the political subdivision that is distributed to all residents in the political subdivision, or as part of the annual notice of proposed property taxes prepared under section 275.065.

County Engineer - $136,489

County Attorney - $130,102

County Coordinator, Public Health and Human Services Director - $127,959

When are land sales usually held?

Land sales are usually held annually in either July or August.

Contact Us

To inquire about having a tax-forfeited parcel placed on a Landsale, contact our office at:

1630 County Road 61
Carlton, MN 55718
Phone: 218-384-9179


County Memorial Forest land is not eligible to be placed on a Landsale.

Please note that not all parcels shown as "Carlton County Tax Forfeited" in plat books are eligible to be placed on a Landsale.

How do I pay my taxes on-line?

Property TaxClick here

Can I make county payments online?

Visit other county payments to make county online payments.

Where can I find election information?

For more election information, go to the election information on our website here or go to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Website: