Big Stone County, MN

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Part Time Deputy Sheriff

Big Stone County is seeking applicants to fill a part-time Deputy Sheriff position. The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for the impartial enforcement of all federal, state and local laws and ordinances; working proactively in the community to prevent criminal activity and traffic enforcement. Responds to motor vehicle crashes, disturbances and emergencies in order to preserve peace and protect lives and property. Applicant must be POST Board eligible or licensed by the POST Board. Must possess a valid Class D driver’s license. This is a part-time position which will include working rotating shifts. Working holidays and weekends will be required. Applicant must be available for up to 30 hours a week.

Applications may be obtained from the Big Stone County Sheriff’s Office or Human Resources Office at 20 Second St. SE, Ortonville, MN 56278 or on this website under the Human Resources tab. Applications will be accepted through September 7, 2014 and should be returned to the Human Resources office. Big Stone County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Big Stone County Employment Application

Online Absentee Ballot Request

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today announced a new online voter tool available at — "Request Absentee Ballot." The service allows voters to apply for an absentee ballot quickly and easily without the need to print, scan forms, and return by mail, fax or email.

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New Courthouse Hours

Beginning May 5th, 2014, the Big Stone County courthouse offices will be open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise posted for a holiday.

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.