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

Fiber Broadband!

Federated Telephone Cooperative has been awarded a grant through the Minnesota Office of Broadband to extend broadband service to underserved and unserved residents of Big Stone County. There will be some informational community meetings in March.

  • March 17, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Clinton Memorial Building
  • March 18, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Bobbie Jo's Place in Beardsley
  • March 19, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Graceville Community Building
  • View the Flyer

View the Service Area Map. The grant area is covered by the areas in pink. If you zoom in on the map, you can get a closer look at any area. Clinton, Graceville, and Ortonville are green. Along with areas already serviced by Federated Telephone in the southeast corner of the county.

Employment Opportunity

The Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a seasonal intern. View the position details here: SWCD Intern Position

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.

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.