Stearns County assigns emergency service zones to new streets, maintains the GIS database and 911- Dispatch Center database, and notifies post offices and local entities. In addition, staff work with the County Engineer to coordinate street signage.
Assessment Services provides for the equitable assessment of real and personal property in Stearns County as provided by state laws and regulations. It estimates the value and determines the classification of all County property. The assessment is based upon appraisals and reviews done by the appraisal staff and/or local assessors.
24/7 online access to real time property records information for the County's business partners.
Stearns County Recording Services reviews, records, and archives a variety of legal documents pertaining to real estate, tax liens, and military discharge.
The Surveying Services office is responsible for Public Land Survey System (PLSS) records and monumentation, subdivision and right-of-way plat review, and Torrens application review.
The Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer's Office administers the disposition of tax-forfeited lands. These are properties that, after three years of non-payment of taxes from the judgment year default to State of Minnesota ownership.