Big Stone County, MN

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Courthouse Hours

Monday - Friday
   8:00am - 4:00pm

Courthouse Address

   Big Stone County
   20 2nd St SE
   Ortonville, MN 56278

Seasonal Highway Maintenance Worker

Applications are being accepted by the Big Stone County Highway Department for a seasonal highway maintenance worker. This position is expected to work 40 hours/week through approximately September or October. Starting wage is $16.79/hour. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Valid drivers’ license is required with a CDL endorsement. Duties will include a variety of roadway maintenance activities. Candidates should complete a Big Stone County Employment Application and return it to Dawn Gregoire at 20 Second St. SE, Ortonville, MN, or fax to 320-839-6388 or email to Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm June 10, 2016. EOE/ADA Accommodations available.

Property Tax Information

--GIS Web or Mobile Access

Anyone can use our Public Access GIS web site to view basic information within Big Stone County, including tax information, high resolution imaging, and more. Public GIS web view

We also offer a free mobile GIS App that works with iOS or Android devices: Mobile App Instructions

CRV Requests

Beginning October 1, 2014, all certificates of real estate value must be submitted using eCRV. County and city offices will no longer accept paper copies of the Certificates of Real Estate Value, except for sales that have occured before October 1, 2014.

Visit the Minnesota eCRV web site

Now Accepting Credit Cards

If you would like to pay your property taxes online, please visit the Property Tax page and follow the instructions.

2014 Big Stone County Water Plan

View the Big Stone County Water Plan.

Go to the Big Stone County Environmental page.

Big Stone County Surplus items

Big Stone County surplus items are available for purchase to the general public. Items for sale may include all types of office furniture, tables, chairs, desks, file cabinets, office equipment, machines and supplies, typewriters, calculators, computers, printers, and many other miscellaneous items.

Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as-is, with no warranty. Returns are not allowed. Items are not considered "sold" until payment is received by the Auditor’s Office. All items must be removed at the time of sale. Payment must be made at the time of purchase and must be in the form of cash or money order payable to "Big Stone County". No checks will be accepted.

As items become available, they will be placed on the Surplus Items list. When an item is sold and paid for, it will be removed from the list.

Go to the Big Stone County Surplus sale page.

Passport Applications

The Big Stone County Treasurer’s Office is pleased to announce that we now are accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. Citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Treasurer’s Office at the Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 2nd St. S.E., Ortonville, MN 56278, phone number is 320-839-6395.

Passport forms, passport fees, information on how to apply and more can be found on the Department of State’s official website for passport and travel information, Travel.State.Gov.